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Title: Sticker shock and looming tsunami
Authors: Baveye, Philippe C.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre
Keywords: Serials crisis
Scholarly journals
Academic libraries
Faculty productivity
Accountability
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)University of Toronto Press, available at DOI: 10.3138/jsp.41.2.191
Citation: Baveye, P.C. 2010. Sticker shock and looming tsunami. Journal of Scholarly Publishing. 41(2): pp.191-215. Available from DOI: 10.3138/jsp.41.2.191
Abstract: Recession is currently causing a resurgence of the academic serials crisis. Profit-mongering by commercial publishers is once again denounced as the key driver of the crisis. However, a critical analysis of institutional and bibliometric data does not reveal excessive corporate greed in recent years; instead, it suggests that the present hurdles stem largely from years of inadequate budget allocations to academic libraries and from a publishing frenzy fuelled by simplistic methods of evaluating faculty productivity. To prevent what is likely to be the publishing equivalent of a tsunami in the next few years, universities and research institutions urgently need to re-emphasize quality over quantity in the publishing process, and they must find ways to include peer-reviewing efficiency among their criteria for productivity and impact. Achieving these goals will require concerted efforts by researchers, librarians, and publishers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/508
ISSN: 1710-1166
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