Evaluating big deal journal bundles.

@article{Bergstrom2014EvaluatingBD,
  title={Evaluating big deal journal bundles.},
  author={Theodore C. Bergstrom and Paul N. Courant and R. Preston McAfee and Michael A. Williams},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 26},
  pages={9425-30}
}
Large commercial publishers sell bundled online subscriptions to their entire list of academic journals at prices significantly lower than the sum of their á la carte prices. Bundle prices differ drastically between institutions, but they are not publicly posted. The data that we have collected enable us to compare the bundle prices charged by commercial publishers with those of nonprofit societies and to examine the types of price discrimination practiced by commercial and nonprofit journal… CONTINUE READING
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