Journal publishing reform

Members of the McMaster community will already know about the growing costs facing the University library to support research. Part of the problem is related to academic publishers, who charge exorbitantly high prices for their journals and sell journals in large “bundles” that force libraries to buy journals that they may not need.

Calls for reform have been made, including by the groups Research without Walls and The cost of knowledge

For those interested, there is a useful set of links collected here.

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