The Economics of Journal Publishing

Introduction

Case study: Ecology

Prices and publishers

Who publishes the top tier?

Cumulative plots

Estimating circulation

Journal numbers over time

Comparing other fields

Prices and publishers across disciplines

Cumulative plots across disciplines

Top science journals


Papers

Economics of ecology journals

Will open access be able to compete?

Costs and benefits of site licenses

Electronic subscriptions: A boon for whom?


Value and price by journal

www.eigenfactor.org

www.JournalPrices.com


Contact Information

Carl T. Bergstrom

Department of Biology
University of Washington
Box 351800
Seattle, WA 98195-1800
cbergst@u.washington.edu

Cross-field comparison: cumulative plots

The cross-disciplinary similarity in price-versus-pages scatter plots are reflected in the cumulative plots as well. Below, we show cumulative pages plot for all six fields:

[ Cumulative pages across fields ]
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And cumulative citations for the same fields:

[ Cumulative citations across fields ]
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Last modified September 4, 2002
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