Many scholarly journals continue to be made available in print format only. There is growing evidence that such a policy is short-sighted.
Every journal requires a revenue stream of some kind, and/or a sponsoring institution, and/or a base of supporting donors. But a solution to the problem of liquidity needs to be found without negatively impacting the possibility of accessing the content of the journal wherever and whenever researchers might wish to.
Limiting access to a publication to subscribers and walk-in users of major research libraries is profoundly wrong-headed policy. The policy is out of touch with the way a growing number of researchers go about their task today. More and more cutting edge research depends primarily on freely available on-line resources.
Chris Heard does the field of Hebrew Bible an excellent service by listing and categorizing electronic resources in the field that have come to his attention. I would prefer, however, that he mark free-of-charge resources as such. The links he provides to for-a-fee articles available online are often dead anyway (on this page, for example). It’s a nuisance to have to click through and discover that the article in question costs $50.00 to non-subscribers.
For the reasons outlined in the post I link to above, free-of-charge resources are the ones a growing number of researchers will most likely depend on and work into their research.