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December 01 2011


Cambridge University Press: like to rent an academic article?

In search for new revenue streams and business models ... let's be creative!

ars technica :: Ars' science articles link to the academic papers that are being discussed, and based on reader comments, people have a clear interest in looking over the publications. Unfortunately, that interest often runs into a significant hurdle, one that can be summarized as "they expect me to pay $30 to read that?" Now, Cambridge University Press, an academic publisher, is experimenting with a system that might get a few more people reading its products: it's offering to rent access to the articles.

Continue to read John Timmer, arstechnica.com

Don't be the product, buy the product!