Anarchy, Commercialism, and "Publish or Perish"

Philip Altbach, Brendan Rapple

Abstract


The business of academic journals has become deeply flawed. Many new and unneeded journals have been founded by fake publishers seeking to make quick money. Some of the established publishers have raised prices to an unsustainable level. Technology creates both problems and possibilities.

Keywords


Globalization and Internationalization; Marketization and Commercialization; North America; International; Journals; publishing; international knowledge network; commercialization of journals

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2012.67.8608

 

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