[IRTalk] The lawsuit against Sci-Hub begs the question: Why are academic journals so expensive, anyway?

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 13:49:35 SAST 2016

Plenty of specialized scientific journals charge $5,000 and more for yearly
subscriptions. So why are academic journals so expensive?

The economics of academic publishing are fundamentally different from those
of general book publishing, or journalism, or the chocolate industry.

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