[Irtalk] Excellence or quality? Impact of the current competition regime on science and scientific publishing in Latin America and its implications for development

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 12:53:00 SAST 2015

​Librarians internalized the idea of ‘core journals’, and, basing
themselves on rankings derived from SCI, they all began to subscribe to the
same titles, thus unwittingly creating an inelastic market for these
journals (Guédon, 2001). *Business people like Robert Maxwell quickly
grasped the commercial opportunities and began to raise subscription
prices: the ‘serial pricing crisis’ was born.*

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