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Freedom of Information requests uncover the lack of transparency in journal subscription costs.

Lawson, Stuart and Meghreblian, Ben (2014) Freedom of Information requests uncover the lack of transparency in journal subscription costs. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (15 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Stuart Lawson and Ben Meghreblian have been compiling a useful dataset via Freedom of Information requests on how much academic publishers are charging higher education institutions for journal subscriptions. Their goal is to highlight the scale of the academic publishing market in the UK and for this to inform policy discussions. Some of the barriers they came across in obtaining data on expenditures were the infamous non-disclosure agreements by Elsevier and also subscription agents, which handle the costs on behalf of libraries.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2019 00:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71646

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