Big deals in the knowledge business: how scholarly publishing divides academia

Open access Science Publishers and publishing Academic publishing Medicine Journals Australia

Rear Vision explores why the world of scholarly communication has become so divided over the control, access and cost of knowledge.

The outsourcing of the production of the Medical journal of Australia has divided medical researchers because of the sacking of the editor in chief, Professor Stephen Leeder.

At the centre of the controversy is multinational Elsevier Publishing. Elsevier is one of the big four global publishers that dominate the STM industry- Science, Technology and Medical publishing.


Richard Poynder, Independent journalist and blogger specialising in information technology, scholarly communication, open access and open science.

Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and School of Public Health

Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, University Librarian , ANU 1980-2002

Claudio Aspesi, Senior Research Analyst , Sanford C Bernstein , London

Mike Taylor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

Michael Eisen, Biologist at UC Berkeley and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Cofounder of Public library of Science.


Presented and produced by Stan Correy

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