Costs and Benefits of Open Access

A study on the economic benefits of Open Access, comparing the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark

1 June 2009 - 1 June 2009,  00:00 - 00:00, 

In June 2009 KE published a study by Professor John Houghton, Victoria University, Australia, titled: "Open Access - What are the economic benefits? A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark."

The report revealed that the greatest advantage would be offered by the Open Access publication model. It was suggested (in 2009) that adopting this model could lead to annual savings of around EUR 70 million in Denmark, EUR 133 million in The Netherlands and EUR 480 million in the UK.

The full report and as well as reports from the United Kingdon, Netherlands and Denmark are available for download.On the 22 June 2009 the report and its implications were discussed in a seminar with members of the European commission, other European bodies and various stakeholders, including funders.

Presentations were given by:

Johannes Fournier (DFG): How funders can take action

Peteris Zilgalvis (DG Research, Head of unit L3): Towards an open access policy in European Research

Konstantinos Glinos (DG Information Society and Media, Head of UnitF3): E Infrastructure for OA

Key findings / outcome report download

Open Access – What are the economic benefits? A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark
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1 June 2009

Open Access – What are the economic benefits? A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark

Purpose: Report

File type: PDF

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Jisc Report: Economic Implications of Alternative Scholarly Publishing Models
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1 June 2009

Jisc Report: Economic Implications of Alternative Scholarly Publishing Models

Purpose: Report

File type: PDF

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Costs and Benefits of Alternative Publishing Models: Denmark
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1 June 2009

Costs and Benefits of Alternative Publishing Models: Denmark

Purpose: Report

File type: PDF

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Costs and Benefits of Research Communication: The Dutch Situation
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1 June 2009

Costs and Benefits of Research Communication: The Dutch Situation

Purpose: Report

File type: PDF

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A collaboration between

  • dfg
  • csc-it center for science
  • jisc
  • cnrs
  • surf
  • deff