Open Access Vs Paid subscriptions

Open Access Vs Paid subscriptions

Image Source: The ?Cost of Knowledge? ? On the Elsevier boycott and the push for more open access – See more at: http://blogs.ams.org/mathgradblog/2012/04/12/cost-knowledge-learned-ongoing-elsevier-boycott http://blogs.ams.org/mathgradblog/2012/04/12/cost-knowledge-learned-ongoing-elsevier-boycott/

This doodle sums up the Cost of Knowledge for publsihing and subscibing to academic journals with a high citation index.

Are journals with high citation index and impact factors justified in charging high subscription charges?