The Holtzbrinck/Springer merger: What does it mean for scientific publishing? « TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics
"As per a Reuters report yesterday, the publisher of Nature and Scientific American, Germany’s Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, is merging with Springer Science+Business Media, 'creating a group with 1.5 billion euros ($1.75 billion) in annual sales.' As well as showcasing the value locked up in scientific publishing, this merger also raises questions about the development of the field and the prospects for wider adoption of scholarly open access. Also included in the deal is educational and and social sciences publisher Palgrave Macmillan ..."