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Why isn’t all university press journals content available for free?

There are costs associated with producing and promoting a journal both online and in print, and many university press journals follow a subscription-based model, which means that they collect subscriptions to help offset these costs. For more information about the specific publishing services, you can ask any university press you consider working with about the costs associated with making the journal. These might include printing, online hosting, copyediting, typesetting, and promoting but also may include items like university or press overhead, mailing, and sales services.

—AUPresses Faculty Outreach Committee