European Commission Publishes Study Into Scientific Publications

Study identifies key failing of current market to meet researchers’ needs.

The European Commission has published a Study on the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication markets in Europe, a comprehensive and independent review of the scholarly publishing market.The report provides insights into how and why the current system fails to meet the needs of researchers and points the way, through a series of recommendations, to addressing many aspects of a dysfunctional market. SPARC Europe has strongly endorsed the key conclusion that “policies should make sure that the market is sufficiently competitive and ‘dissemination-friendly.’”

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