The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era

@article{Larivire2015TheOO,
  title={The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era},
  author={Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and Stefanie Haustein and P. Mongeon},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2015},
  volume={10}
}
The consolidation of the scientific publishing industry has been the topic of much debate within and outside the scientific community, especially in relation to major publishers’ high profit margins. However, the share of scientific output published in the journals of these major publishers, as well as its evolution over time and across various disciplines, has not yet been analyzed. This paper provides such analysis, based on 45 million documents indexed in the Web of Science over the period… 

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