The__ linkurl:Journal of Visualized Experiments; __(JoVE), the first life sciences video methods journal, moved from an open access publishing model to paid subscription status last week (Apr. 2) in order to cover its costs of operations.
The journal, which has released more 300 video-protocol "articles," had been open access since its launch in October 2006. But citing the higher than usual costs associated with video production and the supporting technological infrastructure, JoVE quietly announced its change in business model through the blogosphere on Apr. 1 -- a day before the change took effect. "To continue the [open access] approach, we would have to ask academic labs to pay us $6000 per video to cover our operation costs, and that's simply not possible today," linkurl:Moshe Pritsker,; CEO and editor-in-chief of JoVE, told __The Scientist__. "We like open access, we just can't survive on it." JoVE is now selling institutional linkurl:subscriptions; that...

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