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Issues in Scholarly Communication

Selected articles, position papers, bibliographies, and library Web sites focused on scholarly communication and electronic publishing: mergers and antitrust, national policy issues, and copyright.

Mergers, Industry Consolidation, Antitrust

Information Access Alliance

Information Access Alliance: Challenging Anticompetitive Behavior in Academic Publishing by Mary Case. College and Research Libraries News 65 (June 2004): 310-313, 326

Publisher Mergers: A Consumer-Based Approach to Antitrust Analysis (available as PDF from the Information Access Alliance website

Journal Pricing and Mergers: A Portfolio Approach by Mark McCabe. American Economic Review, v. 92, no. 1, March 2002. (available as PDF from McCabe web site

Academic Journal Pricing and Market Power: A Portfolio Approach (working paper by Mark J. McCabe)

The Impact of Publisher Mergers on Journal Prices: An Update by Mark J. McCabe, ARL Biomonthly Report 207

The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisitions by Mary H. Munroe

National Policy Issues

ALA Washington Office website

ALA's Issues and Advocacy website

Copyright and Intellectual Property

ALA OITP Copyright Education Program

ARL: Copyright and Intellectual Property


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