[Irtalk] PLOS ONE: The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 11:58:30 SAST 2015

The consolidation of the scientific publishing industry has been the topic
of much debate within and outside the scientific community, especially in
relation to major publishers’ high profit margins. However, the share of
scientific output published in the journals of these major publishers, as
well as its evolution over time and across various disciplines, has not yet
been analyzed. *This paper provides such analysis, based on 45 million
documents indexed in the Web of Science over the period 1973-2013*

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