Publication metrics and their subversive effects

Read this post on the Friends of the medical Journal of Australia blog – covers the MJA/AMPCo controversy including the past conduct of Elsevier, the business models of Elsevier and the other big publishing firms, and the question of who actually owns the knowledge that researchers seek to publish.  Looks at bigger and broader concerns tied to academic publishing – the way it shapes the production and distribution of new knowledge…a good summary of issues.

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