Journal Costs: Journal Publishing as Part of a Society's Operations

Peter B. Boyce
1989 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
Scientific Societies have a broad range of goals, all aimed at advancing their area of science. Journal publishing is but one important task of a society. Subscription prices are normally set within the broad context of all the society's programs. By using a normalization procedure it is possible to evaluate the relative costs and effectiveness of journals. Normalized costs to libraries of scientific journals vary by nearly 100-fold. In general, society published journals are very cost effective.
more » ... very cost effective.
doi:10.1017/s0252921100002888 fatcat:wkmhnx3xb5fsfd7pm5kho4hlxi