Major Chinese libraries united against unreasonable price increases by some international publishers

Chinese libraries against high prices of international STM journals

On 1 September 2010, 33 major Chinese libraries, led by National Science & Technology Libraries, the National Library of China, Beijing University Library, and the National Science Library of CAS, issued a joint statement to international publishers to protest against the planned unreasonable price increases by a few international journal publishers, and to announce joint actions in negotiation with those publishers in order to keep down the price inflation rate.

You can read the joint open letter to international publishers at

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