Nothing is free – someone has to pay! Reader, author, advertiser, or some grantor/benefactor. Question is who, how much, and when.
The scholarly publishing business models are continuing to evolve. Each of them striving to maximize reach and readership, and, yes, revenues - enough to keep the publishing enterprise viable. High priests of the art get most of them to pay. There is also the matter of "quality" and, of course, conferring professional status and reward on the author(s).
This session will take a look at a number of scholarly journal publishing business models in the marketplace – the art and practice without the reverence. Panel of three publishers will talk about their respective models, leaving it to the audience to compare and contrast, and ask questions of the panel.