[SUNScholar] Expanding the Intellectual Commons: Planners’ and Librarians’ Shared Responsibility for Open Access Publication | Berkeley Planning Journal

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 13:28:58 SAST 2013

Commercial interests such as Reed/Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, and
Springer have turned scholarly publishing into a multinational,
multi-billion dollar industry. Since 1989, journal prices have increased an
average of 7.3 % each year, far exceeding the consumer price index. In
other words, a journal that cost $100 in 1986 costs over $670 today. In
2010/2011, Elsevier posted profits of 35% compared to profits of 24% and
27% reported by Apple and Google that same year.
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