It looks like Elsevier are charging UK institutions more than US institutions for the same journals. It is quite difficult to compare their prices across different years or territories, because they are not very transparent. To the best of my knowledge there is no definitive list of the prices of electronic access to Elsevier journals.…Continue reading international pricing of Elsevier journals
The disconnect between how the publishing industry perceives itself, and how journal articles are regarded by users, is highly problematic. Much has already been written about how the library’s role as mediator between academics and publishers in the purchasing chain shields the end users from the true costs of journals. However I think there is…Continue reading academic publishing: are journals part of the problem?