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New report on internal cost reallocation models within the Bibsam consortium

Robert van der Vooren conducted a study commissioned by the National Library of Sweden about new ways of distributing publisher contract costs to Bibsam Consortium participants. The study is intended to be a basis when the Bibsam Consortium makes cost distribution future proof for full open access publishing.

Ipad, coins and books

Interviews with stakeholders and testing of scenarios indicate a preference for a new distribution model mainly based on ‘pay-to-publish’ per article. However, calculations of distribution model changes show a significant financial impact on individual consortium participants. To solve this financial impact one must also look beyond distribution model changes with the help of national research funders and government.