High-priced research publishers warily open up to the Web

by Ricardo Bilton
Big consumer-facing publishers like The New York Times and Time Inc. may be struggling, but there’s one part of the publishing industry that’s still a $19 billion business: academic publishing. Academic publishers like The Netherlands’ Elsevier and the U.K.’s Macmillan have built massive businesses by selling pricey subscriptions to individuals and publishers.Read the full article