Is scholarly publishing becoming a monopoly?

In August this year the Financial Times reported that Wolters Kluwer ( [http://www.wolters-kluwer.com/] ), the Dutch publisher, was considering a bid for Harcourt General ( [http://www.harcourt.com/] ), the US textbook producer [1]. Wolters Kluwer is the third largest commercial professional publisher in the world with a 1998 revenue of over US$2,380… (More)