Paywall: "Ratios for Evaluating Full-Text Journal Article Access: A Quantitative Study"

This article proposes a methodology for systematically assessing the cost of journal subscriptions. The authors of the paper. . . established ratios comparing the list costs of journal articles as advertised by publishers against the cost per article of journal articles available in aggregated collections in library databases. . . The researchers propose that the ratios can be used by libraries wishing to apply a standard methodology for assessing journal packages containing full-text articles.

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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.