Wed, 16 Jul 2003 22:19:54 GMT

The Open Society Institute (OSI) has just released …. The Open Society Institute (OSI) has just released revised and updated versions of its two business planning guides for open-access journals. One guide is for launching new open-access journals (also in PDF), and the other is for converting conventional journals to open access (also in PDF). At the same time, OSI has produced a companion volume, Model Business Plan: A Supplemental Guide for Open Access Journal Developers & Publishers (also in PDF), which helps open-access journals develop a sustainable business plan. All three guides were written by Raym Crow and Howard Goldstein of the SPARC Consulting Group. Quoting SPARC's Rick Johnson from the press release: “These Guides answer a tremendous need in the scholarly community.” [Open Access News]

interesting stuff, i'm not really sure that it should be a business model.