Intellectual Property Rights and the Evolution of Scientific Journals as Knowledge Platforms

@inproceedings{Fehder2012IntellectualPR,
  title={Intellectual Property Rights and the Evolution of Scientific Journals as Knowledge Platforms},
  author={Daniel C. Fehder and Fiona Murray and Scott Stern},
  year={2012}
}
Scientific journals serve as two-sided knowledge platforms that facilitate the diffusion of scientific knowledge. Journals offer an outlet for scientists to disclose their findings in a way that allow others to evaluate the importance of their discoveries (e.g., through the reviewing process and the reputation of a journal) and, at the same time, are a principal means by which follow-on researchers can gain detailed access to the knowledge underlying scientific discoveries. For scientific… CONTINUE READING
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