There’s been a lot around the intertubes the last few months about journal pricing and who pays what and why and reactions all around. I thought I’d gather a bit of that here for posterity, starting with the Timothy Gowers post on the UK Elsevier Big Deal numbers up to the most recent item in PNAS about US numbers. In both cases, they authors dug up the numbers using Freedom of Information requests to the various institutions.

Needless to say, I’d love to see these kinds of numbers for Canada and if anyone out there is interested in working on such a project I’d love to hear from you.

The title of this post is inspired by this one.

There’s obviously much more about all these topics out there, so any other links that readers might suggest are welcome in the comments.

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