Talk:Serials crisis

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It's better to mark them non working in the hope someone can fix them. I'm sure the harnad one can be found at least, and I'm going to search for the Okerson. DGG (talk) 01:53, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Reads like a list, not an article[edit]

This article reads like a list of problems and proposed solutions, rather than like an encyclopedia article. It needs some serious reorganization to meet Wikipedia's article guidelines for a quality article. Furthermore, there are quite a lot of potentially debatable assertions that are not cited. — λ (talk) 18:39, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

POV problems[edit]

The article is not very balanced. I don't see, for example, the fact that researchers churn out ever more and more papers and the resulting increase in numbers of pages published (and, hence, publication cost) as a factor in the increase in the cost of many journals. In many instances, this size increase is larger than the price increases (so counting for inflation, many journals have actually become cheaper on a per page basis). Unfortunately, this is my own OR, so if somebody has a reference for this, it could be added to the journal to provide more balance. And publishers certainly have had a thing or two to say about this, so we need to cover their responses, too. Finally, the OA section not only doubles a lot from the article on open access (publishing), but also presents many opinions that are not substantiated in any way by sources. --Crusio (talk) 16:58, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

-Comment: I didn't write the article and it does have substantial problems, but make no mistake about it, the price increase of journals has much more to do with increased profit than any changes in journal size. The increase in size also has little impact on journals that are delivered electronically. Supporting that assertion is fairly difficult considering publishing companies will not release relevant data. However, having worked for the two largest scientific journal publishers in the world as en electronic development project manager, I can state it as an unequivocal fact. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.166.96.34 (talk) 23:37, 20 February 2011 (UTC)