Sunday, March 01, 2015

Cites & Insights 15:4 (April 2015) available

Cites & Insights 15:4 (April 2015) is now available for downloading at

The print-oriented version is 38 pages long; it includes boldface as applied but the links don't work.

If you're reading online or on an e-device and want working links (but no boldface), you may prefer the single-column 6x9" version at

The single-column version is 72 pages long.

This issue includes the following:

Intersections: The Economies of Open Access pp. 1-38

Publishing costs money. That's a given, although sometimes that cost is so negligible that it can be handled as departmental or library or society overhead. This roundup looks at a range of items related to the economics of journals in general and OA journals in particular, divided into ten general topics. It turns out that I have stronger feelings than I thought about this issue, so there's a fair amount of my own commentary mixed in with excerpts from various posts and articles.