‘Oligarchy’ of publishers

Posted by: on July 9, 2015   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Recently CBC News provided a report on a study published in PLoS One about the academic publishing industry.

Vincent Larivière, Stefanie Haustein and Philippe Mongeon, co-authors of the study found that research publishing houses have typical profit margins of nearly 40%, whereas traditional book and magazine publishers are struggling to stay afloat. Additionally, the study authors found that the five largest, for-profit academic publishers now publish 53% of scientific papers in the natural and medical sciences; and in the social sciences, the top five publishers publish 70% of papers.

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Posted by: on July 9, 2015   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized