B – Periodical Price Survey 2007: Serial Wars

Van Orsdel L C, Born K. Periodical Price Survey 2007: Serial Wars. Library Journal 2007

As the open access movement stands now alone as an alternative to the existing system of journal publication, which most say is unsustainable as it is, publishers of scientific, technical and medical journal vigorously defend the adequacy of the current system, while fearing cancellation of subscriptions by librarians. Questions such as journal pricing, OA policies and the practice of self-archiving and its effects on subscription cancellations, even being still unclear and under examination, are extremely significant in the issue of access to scientific information.