I am the librarian for the School of Communications. I work with you to:
In 2013, 51% of Social Sciences & Humanities articles are published by journals that belong to 5 commercial publishers: Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, & Sage; their papers obtain a lower impact. These companies increase their subscription rates annually & have profit margins ranging from 25-40%. GVSU pays faculty salaries while we research, and then has to buy back our research through journal subscriptions. Consider open-access models instead. We provide funds!