Academic publishing is a multi-million dollar business dominated by just a few major publishing houses. Many academics and open access advocates believe that's unfair-publishers simply take researchers' work and sell it back to them, they say. Stan Correy takes a look at the state of play.
In 2001, I did a story for RN's Background Briefing called Knowledge Indignation: Road Rage on the Information Superhighway.
That rage was aimed at companies in the STM industry-science, technology and medical publishing. Leading the charge against these commercial publishers were scientists, doctors, university librarians and other researchers