Free Labor for Costly Journals?
AbstractThis paper discusses the economics of academic journal publishing. It presents data on pricing of journals to libraries by non-profit and commercial publishers. It advocates the view that scholars should refrain from doing free refereeing for overpriced journals.
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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 22 Jun 2001
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Other versions of this item:
- Bergstrom, Ted, 2001. "Free Labor for Costly Journals?," University of California at Santa Barbara, Economics Working Paper Series qt5jc0893p, Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara.
- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
- D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
- D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
- D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing
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