Wired: It’s Gonna Get A Lot Easier To Break Science Journal Paywalls

Wired: It’s Gonna Get A Lot Easier To Break Science Journal Paywalls. “BEFORE WORLD WAR II most scientific journals were published by small professional societies. But capitalism’s gonna capitalism. By the early 1970s the top five scientific publishers—Reed-Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, and Taylor & Francis—published about 20 percent of all journal articles. In 1996, when the transition to digital was underway and the PDF became the format of choice for journals, that number went up to 30 percent. Ten years later it was 50 percent.”