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ERIC Number: EJ769990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
The High Cost of Scholarly Journals (and What to Do About It)
Edwards, Richard; Shulenburger, David
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v35 n6 p10-19 Nov-Dec 2003
Questions about the high prices of scholarly journals have grown in importance over the past several years, but they have assumed new urgency given the extremely tight budgets facing most universities today. In this article, the authors discuss the alarming increases in the cost of scholarly journals and the emergence of a concentration of for-profit suppliers. They contend that an unexamined reliance on the market has helped create a crisis in scholarly communications, though scholars have recognized that provision of public goods cannot be organized effectively in the private market. Some new approaches to providing greater access to data in a time of library cutbacks and proposals for returning the results of publicly funded research to their proper status are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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