Sticker Shock and Looming Tsunami: The High Cost of Academic Serials in Perspective

  title={Sticker Shock and Looming Tsunami: The High Cost of Academic Serials in Perspective},
  author={Philippe C. Baveye},
  journal={Journal of Scholarly Publishing},
  pages={191 - 215}
  • P. Baveye
  • Published 6 January 2010
  • Economics
  • Journal of Scholarly Publishing
Recession is currently causing a resurgence of the academic serials crisis. Profit-mongering by commercial publishers is once again denounced as the key driver of the crisis. However, a critical analysis of institutional and bibliometric data does not reveal excessive corporate greed in recent years; instead, it suggests that the present hurdles stem largely from years of inadequate budget allocations to academic libraries and from a publishing frenzy fuelled by simplistic methods of evaluating… 
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