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Free Labor for Costly Journals?

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  • Ted Bergstrom

    (UCSB)

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This 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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  • Ted Bergstrom, 2001. "Free Labor for Costly Journals?," Microeconomics 0106002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:0106002
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    subliminal extant Smith economagic gmm;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design

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