A constant source of concern and discussion within the academy, publishing is an industry that is being turned on its head with new technology and new ideas which push against tradition and entrenched practice. It is an economic, philosophical and academic issue. Still alive and well is the phrase "publish or perish," often heard in academic circles, since the philosophy upon which it is based is strong and demands time of academics who might simply not have the time or are unable to even find a publisher for his/her books or articles. Open access publishing is now a hot topic, particularly in the field of science, but is also working its way in as an alternative to traditional, hard copy, editorial board and peer review-based academic journals in the humanities and behavioral sciences. Just take a look at the Directory of Open Access Journals to see the breadth and depth of scholarly journals which can be accessed online free of charge.