From the abstract:
Business models for open access are still evolving, and advertising is one possible option to bring in funds (or increase readership through cross-promoting related journals or conferences).
Jan Erik Frantsvåg of the University of Tromsø has conducted a study of advertising and OA journals and shares the results in the latest issue of First Monday. From the abstract:
John Willinsky and Brian Edgar have conducted a survey of 998 scholarly journals using OJS, capturing "the characteristics of an emerging class of scholar-publisher open access journals (with some representation from more traditional scholarly society and print-based titles)".
New Article: Online Publishing, Technical Representation, and the Politics of Code: The Case of CJC OnlineSubmitted by kevin on Mon, 2009-06-15 05:54
PKP associates Michael Felczak, Richard Smith, and Rowland Lorimer have published a new article providing a brief overview of their OJS journal, Canadian Journal of Communication, the Public Knowledge Project, and the Canadian Synergies project.
The latest issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing includes the article "Toward the Design of an Open Monograph Press" by John Willinsky.
John Willinsky and Deborah Stipek (the I. James Quillen Dean and Professor of Education at Stanford University) have written "Open access responds to public's hunger for knowledge" for The Mercury News, discussing the move to open access as Harvard and Stanford.
Citizens have new opportunities to consider and critically review sources of information. Open access of scholarly research can only add to the educational and deliberative quality of democratic life.
John's essay, "Might the Age of Information Graduate into an Era of Public Knowledge?", has been posted on the Publius Project's web site.
You'll find lot of interesting reading here, including essays by Jean-Claude Geudon, Peter Suber, Melissa Hagemann, and more.
Bobby Graham at the National Library of Australia pointed me to some PKP-related content in the latest issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing (vol 11, iss 2).
In particular, check out Julian Fisher's article on the "real costs and real freedoms" in scholarly publishing and Colin Steele's work on monograph publishing.
Lots of other very good stuff here too (as usual).
Another article to read is Taking the plunge: open access at the Canadian Journal of Sociology.
It presents a personal account of the transfer to open access of the leading Canadian journal of sociology (using OJS at the U of Alberta).
This article will be of interest to editors considering the move to online, open access.
If you have a chance, check out this article in the latest issue of EDUCAUSE Review: Conference Connections: Rewiring the Circuit
Not only does it give some great insight into how technology is changing conferences, but also gives a plug to OCS:
"Open Conference Systems from the Public Knowledge Project is an example of a powerful and freely available toolset for adjudicating, presenting, and publishing conference proceedings."
George Siemens is Associate Director, Learning Technologies Centre, at the University of Manitoba and is Founder and President of Complexive Systems Inc.
Peter Tittenberger is Director, Learning Technologies Centre, at the University of Manitoba.
Terry Anderson is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University