JoVE Leaves Open Access Behind by Philip Davis, The Scholarly Kitchen, April 6, 2009. Excerpts:
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) has implemented a subscription model, ending a short reign of free access to high-quality scientific videos.
Institutional subscriptions now range from $1,000 for small colleges to $2,400 for PhD-granting institutions, prices which are in league with other commercial scientific journals. In addition, authors are charged $1,500 per article for video production services ($500 without), and there are open access options: $3,000/article with production services ($2,000 without).
See also: Life sciences video methods journal goes closed access by Elie Dolgin, TheScientist.com, April 6, 2009 [Free registration required]. Excerpt:
“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,” Moshe Pritsker, CEO and editor-in-chief of JoVE, told The Scientist. “We like open access, we just can’t survive on it.”