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Illusions Of Innovation In Scholarly Publishing

Posted at 8:38AM Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Pronouncements about the crises in academic publishing have been with us for decades, and the underlying culprits have remained basically unchanged: shrinking library budgets, more supply (books) than demand (buyers), increased production costs, continued pressure on university presses to play an unpaid but crucial role in the tenure process, diminished subventions from sponsoring institutions — and more recently, the exorbitant and skyrocketing subscription costs for scientific journals.[1] The proposed cure for this crisis is innovation in the form of digital platforms and novelties.

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