Scholarly publishing is the process of creating and evaluating scholarly content, disseminating it to the scholarly community, and preserving it for future use. One of the fundamental purposes of the system of scholarly publishing is to facilitate inquiry and the creation of new knowledge. The majority of scholars pursue their research and disseminate the results with little or no expectation of direct financial reward.
Journal prices have increased significantly
Alternative models have emerged for disseminating scholarship
Faculty members are concerned about tenure and promotion
Scholars have lost control of the process