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Monopolies (?) in publishing--summary for lists

Following is cross-posted.

Many thanks for all the suggestions about places to turn for literature
relevant to the question whether practices in publishing are monopolistic.
They will be very helpful as I start to think about the ethical dimensions

I'll be responding to your individual emails, but for now am caching below
the citations suggested.

Brian Simboli
Lehigh University


McCabe, Mark J. "The Impact of Publisher Mergers on Journal Prices: A
Preliminary Report." Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and
Actions, no. 200 (1998): http://www.arl.org/newsltr/200/mccabe.html.

McCabe, Mark J. "The Impact of Publisher Mergers on Journal Prices:
An Update" ARL Newsletter #207. (1999)
See also t. of c.: http://www.arl.org/newsltr/207/

McCabe, Mark J.  "Journal Pricing and Mergers: A Portfolio Approach."
American Economic Review 92, no. 1 (2002): 259-69.

McCabe, Mark J. (2003). "A Portfolio Model of Journal Pricing: Print v.
Digital." Working Paper. http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~mm284/IJIO.pdf.

McCabe, Mark J. Academic Journal Pricing and Market Power: A Portfolio
Approach  http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~mm284/JournPub.PDF

Parks, Robert P. "The Faustian Grip of Academic Publishing." Journal of
Economic Methodology 9, no. 3 (2002): 317-35.

Phillips, Owen R., and Lori J. Phillips. "The Market for Academic
Journals." Applied Economics 34, no. 1 (2002): 34-48.

Plasmeijer, Henk W. "Pricing the Serials Library: In Defence of a Market
Economy." Journal of Economic Methodology 9, no. 3 (2002): 337-57.

Poynder, Richard. "Poynder on Point: A True Market Failure," Information
Today, Vol. 19, Issue 11, December 2000, p.1.

Poynder, Richard. "A True Market Failure: Professor Mark Mccabe Talks
About Problems in the STM Publishing Industry." Information Today 19,
no. 11 (2002): 1,3.

Wyly, Brendan J. (1998) "Competition in Scholarly Publishing? What
Publisher Profits Reveal". ARL Newsletter #200.




Business news about the acquisition of the Harcourt journals business by
Reed a few years ago covered the monopoly issue extensively. Resources in
SPARC Open Access Newsletter (The specific link provided was:
https://mx2.arl.org/Lists/SPARC-OANews/Message/95.html )

Arthur Henderson (do not have a specific citation)

Brian Simboli
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