Longitudinal Study of Scientific Journal Prices in a Research Library
College and Research Libraries
American Library Association
Describes a study that evaluated the determinants of price increases of scientific journals over time from a variety of publishers, disciplines, and countries. It was found that inflation and greater journal length explained most price increases, and that journal prices from commercial publishers increased much more rapidly than those from nonprofit publishers.
Petersen, H. Craig; Marks, Kenneth E.; Nielsen, Steven P.; and Wagner, Peter, "Longitudinal Study of Scientific Journal Prices in a Research Library" (1991). Economics and Finance Faculty Publications. Paper 13.