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Study on the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication markets in Europe

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  • Mathias Dewatripont
  • Victor Ginsburgh
  • Patrick Legros
  • Alexis Walckiers
  • Jean-Pierre Devroey
  • Marianne Dujardin
  • Françoise Vandooren
  • Pierre Dubois
  • Jérôme Foncel
  • Marc Ivaldi
  • Marie-Dominique Heusse

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Publiée par la Commission européenne, l’étude examine l’évolution économique et technique du marché de l’édition scientifique en Europe. Elle a été commandée dans le cadre du débat public actuel sur les conditions d'accès aux publications scientifiques et sur leur diffusion. Des changements importants se sont produits dans ce domaine au cours des 30 dernières années, en particulier la généralisation de l’utilisation d’internet. L’étude confirme que les revues scientifiques sont essentielles à la diffusion des connaissances scientifiques. Étant donné les sommes élevées investies par les pouvoirs publics dans la recherche, il devient de plus en plus important que les publications des résultats de la recherche soient accessibles à un public le plus large possible. L’étude présente donc un certain nombre de recommandations pour l’avenir, à savoir: •pour le public, un accès garanti aux résultats de la recherche financée par les États, au moment de la publication ainsi qu’à long terme, •la mise en place de conditions égales afin de garantir une concurrence équitable entre les différents modèles commerciaux d’édition, •un classement des revues scientifiques selon leur qualité, qui ne se limitera plus au seul critère de l’excellence scientifique, mais qui tiendra également compte de facteurs tels que la gestion des droits d’auteur, les moyens de recherche et l’archivage, •des tarifications qui encouragent la concurrence sur le marché de l’édition, •l’examen minutieux des principales fusions susceptibles de se produire dans ce secteur, •la promotion des publications électroniques, par exemple en supprimant les mesures fiscales défavorables et en encourageant les financements publics et les partenariats public-privé afin de créer des archives numériques dans des domaines bénéficiant d’un faible investissement commercial.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series ULB Institutional Repository with number 2013/9545.

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Length: 108 p.
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/9545

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  1. Jeon, Doh-Shin & Menicucci, Domenico, 2009. "Interconnection among Academic Journal Websites: Multilateral versus Bilateral Interconnection," IDEI Working Papers 579, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
  2. Doh-Shin Jeon & Jean-Charles Rochet, 2010. "The Pricing of Academic Journals: A Two-Sided Market Perspective," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 2(2), pages 222-55, May.
  3. Jeon, Doh-Shin & Menicucci, Domenico, 2008. "Money, fame and the allocation of talent: Brain drain and the institution of science," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 66(3-4), pages 558-581, June.
  4. Dubois, Pierre & Hernandez-Perez, Adriana & Ivaldi, Marc, 2006. "Academic Journals as Two-Sided Platforms: Empirical Evidence from Data on French Libraries," CEPR Discussion Papers 5990, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Patrick Gaulé & Nicolas Maystre, 2008. "Getting cited: does open access help?," CEMI Working Papers cemi-workingpaper-2008-00, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Collège du Management de la Technologie, Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Institute, Chaire en Economie et Management de l'Innovation.
  6. Jeon, Doh-Shin & Menicucci, Domenico, 2013. "When Is Building a Library Consortium Bene ficial?," IDEI Working Papers 791, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse, revised 07 Apr 2014.

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