Big Publishers, Bigger Profits: How the Scholarly Community Lost the Control of its Journals

« Despite holding the potential to liberate scholarly information, the digital era has, to the contrary, increased the control of a few for-profit publishers. While most journals in the print era were owned by academic institutions and scientific societies, the majority of scientific papers are currently published by five for-profit publishers, which often exhibit profit margins between 30%-40%. (…) »

source >, Hans Dillaerts, 4 avril 2016