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The Economics of Scholarly Journal Publication
A survey on the market of scholarly journals with a case study and analyses from the field of ecology.

Issues in Scholarly Communication
Detailed analysis on the journal crisis in academic publishing. "For many years, increases in the prices of library materials in all formats (including more recently electronic) have generally exceeded-sometimes significantly-increases in library acquisitions budgets. Libraries have worked hard to minimize the effects of this imbalance, but we are now reaching a point at which many institutions, including Cornell, are for this reason no longer able to provide access to some standard materials needed for instruction and research." From the Cornell University Library.

Journal Cost-Effectiveness Search
Searchable database of internationally-published journals and their price per article or citation.

Show Me the Money: The Reality of Library Costs
Compares the cost of print and electronic library resources to a variety of goods and services from our everyday lives. From the University of Maryland's Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

SPARC
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition site provides information on alternative scholarly communication strategies, including affordable or open access journals and institutional repositories.

Sticker Shock
Examples of the cost of resources for the UCSF Libraries, with real world comparisons.

StickerShock
Comparative illustrations of the rising costs of scientific journals. From Cornell University's Engineering and Computer Science Library.

Which is more expensive?
Exhibit from the Vanderbilt University library.



Red Tags Draw Attention to Cost of Journals
Price tags on expensive periodicals at the Brown University science library. [The George Street Journal] (March 10, 2000)

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