All publishers great and small - Samuel Moore

Kirstine's bookmarks 2021-08-04


It is common knowledge that the academic publishing industry is oligopolistic: a handful of large corporate publishers control the vast majority of the industry. Because it dominates so much of the industry, the oligopoly maintains market power through tentacular economies of scale and control of the publications which libraries must access. This is bad not only for negotiating over price, but also means that the values and practices of the larger publishers are hegemonic in their influence over what publishing should look like. I have written previously about how this shapes debate around the costs of publishing.


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Tags: oa.publishers oa.comment oa.monopoly oa.economics_of oa.business_models

Date tagged:

08/04/2021, 07:10

Date published:

08/04/2021, 03:10