Development of journal publishing business models and finances

John S. Haynes


This chapter provides an overview of journal publishing business models highlighting revenue generation, cost management and aspects of financial performance including the profit and loss statement. It also provides an overview of financial management for a portfolio of journals.

Key words

Journal publishing business models

revenue generation

cost management



The opportunities and challenges facing today’s journal publishers are both exciting and daunting. A financial perspective is essential not only for large commercial publishers managing many titles but also for learned societies publishing a single journal that helps ...

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