UK Public sector estimates to save 20% in budget while using OA journals
Not only are these bodies benefiting from the reduction in subscription payments but also from indirect benefits, including a reduction in the amount of time taken to find information.
The UK public sector spends £135 million a year on subscriptions and time spent finding and accessing journal content. The report estimates that the sector is currently saving over £28 million by switching to OA publications. Meanwhile the VCS sector is already using more OA journals that paid for content.
Skelton, Val. Open access savings in the UK public sector. InformationToday Europe, May 3, 2012. Available from: http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/News/Featured-News/Open-access-savings-in-the-UK-public-sector-82399.aspx [Accessed 4th of May 2012]