32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Zen and the Art of Scholarly Publishing Business Models

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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.

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Peter Binfield

Co-Founder and Publisher, PeerJ
Pete Binfield has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years and is the Publisher and co-Founder of PeerJ, a new Open Access publishing company. Since gaining a PhD in Optical Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE... Read More →

Eric Moran

Associate Director, Sage Publications

Kristen Ratan

Publisher, PLOS
Kristen Fisher Ratan is the Chief Publications and Product Officer at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). She joined PLOS in the summer of 2011 in order to focus her efforts on using policy, best practices, tools and technologies to transform scholarly communication. Kristen has... Read More →

Bob Schatz

Open Research Group, Springer Nature
Bob, who holds a library degree from the University of Oregon, is a long-time participant in the Charleston Conference and the larger library community. He has been a part of and hosted numerous panels and presentations and contributed to library literature, including as a past columnist... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Fountain Courtyard 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401