Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist.

Eugene Garfield eugene.garfield at THOMSONREUTERS.COM
Fri Sep 2 14:34:58 EDT 2011

" Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist. Academic publishers charge vast fees to access research paid for by us. Down with the knowledge monopoly racketeers" George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 30th August 2011

 Quentin: You should not assume that all subscribers to the  Metrics Listserv will click on the url to learn what your posting is about.

Eugene Garfield, PhD. email:  garfield at

-----Original Message-----
From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics [mailto:SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Quentin Burrell
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 5:03 AM
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] Academic publishers

The following is the referenced version of an article recently published in the Guardian newspaper.

Some responses can be found at

Although the article is written by a journalist for a general readership, some interesting and pertinent points are made. Would anyone on the list care to comment?

Best wishes

Dr Quentin L Burrell
Honorary Research Fellow
Isle of Man International Business School

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