Libraria Budget Projections
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LIbraria Calculations for an Open Access Publishing Cooperative
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Note: Data in yellow cells (reflecting estimates drawn from scholarly publishing litetature) form a starting point for these calculations.
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Cells in green represent carryover figures from the same cells in the previous table.
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Table 1. Six subscription and three open access journals with an interest in participating in Libraria as an open accesss publishing cooperative.
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JournalSponsorPublishing PartnerSubscription
<- Place cursor on cells with corner trianlges to access notes.
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Anthropological Forum
University of Western Australia
Taylor & Francis $721
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Anthropology of Work Review
Society for the Anthropology of Work/AAA
Wiley-Blackwell$69
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Critique of Anthropology
N/ASAGE$1,127
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Current Anthropology
Wenner-Gren Foundation
UofChicago Press
$800
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European Journal of Archaeology
European Association of Archaeologists
Taylor & Francis $1,124
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Social Anthropology
European Association of Social Anthropologists
Wiley-Blackwell$564
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Total$4,405
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Cultural Anthropology
Society for Cultural Anthropology/AAA
Self-publishedOpen Access
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Limn
New School NYC, UCLA, USC et al.
Self-publishedOpen Access
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Valuation Studies
Linköping University
Self-publishedOpen Access
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Table 2. Estimation of annual budget for the six subscription journals prior to the formation of the cooperative.
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Category%Per item averageVolume (60 items)All 6 journal (360 items)
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Production33%$537$32,220$193,320
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Distribution & fullfilment
22%$364$21,840$131,040
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Marketing5%$75$4,500$27,000
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Publishing systems
5%$75$4,500$27,000
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Editorial (society)
35%$578$34,680$208,080
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Total expenses
100%$1,629$97,740$586,440
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Subscription revenue
98%$3,918$235,065$1,410,388400
<- Estimated average number of library subscribers per journal based
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Non-subscription revenue
2%$68$4,080$24,480
on a $4,405 total of institutional subscription fees, less a 20% bulk discount.
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Total revenue100%$3,986$239,145$1,434,868
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Publisher margin
32%$1,273$76,359$458,151
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Society royalties
27%$1,084$65,046$390,277
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Table 3. Estimation of co-op annual budget for the six subscription journals turning open access,.
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Category%Per item averageVolume (60 items)All 6 journal (360 items)
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Production44%$537$32,220$193,320
<- No reduction in production costs in move to open access co-op.
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Distribution & fullfilment
0%$0$0$0
<- Dropping of print editions with move to open access (with option of print-on-demand).
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Co-op management
6%$78$4,680$28,080
<- Marketing and subscription management becomes co-op management and marketing.
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Publishing systems
3%$40$2,400$14,400
<- Savings from use of open source software system and library support.
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Editorial (society)
47%$578$34,680$208,080
<- No reduction in editor support with move to open access co-op.
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Total expenses
100%$1,233$73,980$443,880
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Library allocation
98%$3,918$235,065$1,410,388
<- This assumes that the 400 libraries currently subscribing to these journals (see G27)
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Non-subscription revenue
2%$68$4,080$24,480
agree to provide the co-op with subscription-equivalent support ($4,405 less 20%).
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Total revenue100%$3,986$239,145$1,434,868
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Co-op margin42%$1,669$100,119$600,711
<- Margin suggests co-op needs fewer than 400 libraries or less support from them.
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Society royalties
27%$1,084$65,046$390,277
<- Co-op can sustain similar support for society editors and the society.
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Table 4. Estimation of co-op annual budget for six subscription and three existing open access journals, based on carryovers from Table 3 (in green) and available data (in yellow).
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Category%Per item averageVolume (50 items)All 9 journal (435 items)
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Production44%$537$26,850$233,595
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Distribution & fullfilment
0%$0$0$0
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Co-op management
6%$78$3,900$33,930
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Publishing systems
3%$40$2,000$17,400
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Editorial (society)
47%$578$28,900$251,430
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Total expenses
100%$1,233$61,650$536,355
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Library allocation
94%$3,242$162,114$1,410,388
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Non-subscription revenue
2%$68$3,400$29,580
<- While licensing is left constant, co-op may decide revenue is inapppropriate
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OA journal revenue
4%$146$7,317$63,656
with open access, with resulting library savings making it revenue neutral for co-op.
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Total revenue100%$3,457$207,396$1,503,624
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Co-op margin38%$1,326$66,321$576,992
<- Co-op margin will be directed toward publishing more articles, establishing a reserve,
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Society royalties
26%$897$44,859$390,277
investing in innovation, and incubating new journals.
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