The fact that scholarly journals have become such a big business in the so called Information Age is still an irony for plenty of us. Nowadays, when the Internet must have reduced the costs and efforts of sharing knowledge, some publisher companies rise as giants, selling content for a high price that few can afford.
Often considered disloyal competition, this business has obvious effects on researchers. Many don’t have access to sources, while only wealthy universities and research centers can afford it. Therefore, scholarly journals’ publishers are sometimes pointed to be enemies of the evolution of science and development.… Continue Reading