Scholarly publishing: EUA asks European Commission to investigate lack of competition

« The EUA Council adopted a statement on 26 October 2018 expressing its concern about the lack of transparency and competition in the scholarly publishing business sector in Europe. The statement, addressed to the European Commission, asks for an investigation to clarify if competition rules guarantee fair competition market conditions.

EUA sent the statement as an informal complaint to the Directorate-General for Competition. It was drafted by Universities Denmark, the Danish Rectors’ Conference, and subsequently reviewed and validated by all the national rectors’ conferences that make up the EUA Council. (…) »