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Scientific Publishing

From Vanity to Strategy

Scientific Publishing addresses the issue of business models in scientific publishing and how these relate to the research process (e.g. support or inhibit this process). The researcher is taken as the starting point for the considerations to arrive at a comprehensive description of the publishing process as an integral part of the research process. The properties of different business models are tested against this description, allowing an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of these models in supporting the research process.

Researchers, university administrators, research managers, librarians, publishers and other stakeholders in the publishing process, as well as students in Library and Information Sciences

Paperback, 190 Pages

Published: January 2010

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-490-2


  • Business models in the research environment; Research environment; Acquisition of scientific information; The market for scientific information; Criteria for business models in scientific publishing; Scenarios for scientific publishing; Consequences for stakeholders; Summary and conclusions.


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