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Il Freemium come modello economico sostenibile per la pubblicazione digitale Open Access nelle scienze umanistiche e sociali

Mounier, Pierre 2013

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  • Title:
    Il Freemium come modello economico sostenibile per la pubblicazione digitale Open Access nelle scienze umanistiche e sociali
  • Author: Mounier, Pierre
  • Subjects: Open Access; Humanities; Social Sciences; Freemium; Economic Models
  • Description: Between the two paths of open access – green and gold – the latter is the harder to develop and has less support from the research community. The main difficulty lies in finding a sound economic model. Open Access journals usually depend on two funding sources: subsidies and/or donations from institutions and publication fees from research units in the author-pay model. These two ways of funding Open Access journals and books have proved effective in some cases (Plos), but are not flawless. The Center for Open Electronic Publishing, a French initiative for Open Access publishing in humanities and social sciences, has recently developed a new economic model based on “Freemium” for its full Open Access journal and book series, in order to address two issues: improve their economic soundness and give them more visibility in libraries. Freemium, a blend of “free” and “premium”, preserves the information side of Open Access as well as premium service marketing....
  • Publisher: Firenze University Press
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Language: Italian
  • Identifier: DOI: 10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-12475 ; Related DOI: 10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-12475

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