The case of Gordon & Breach v. American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society is of wide interest to those who care about the creation and diffusion of scientific journals. In its assertions, arguments, and counterarguments can be found a microcosm of all the issues that plague scientists, librarians, and information producers at the end of this millennium. It is a rich trove of primary information provided for members of the academic and legal communities and the citizenry who are interested in the values and diffusion of scientific and scholarly communications against the backdrop of the 20th century marketplace.
Abstract of the Litigation drawn from the three decisions of the Honorable Leonard B. Sand, Judge of the United States Federal District Court, Southern District of New York.
US Judicial Opinions
Subject of the Litigation: Articles on the Cost of Physics Publications*
The Parties' Web Sites
The late Henry H. Barschall - the writer of the articles leading to the litigation.
* Reprinted on Barschall.stanford.edu and www.library.yale.edu/barschall/ with permission.
1. Reprinted with permission from Physics Today, December, 1986. Copyright 1986, American Institute of Physics.
2. Reprinted with permission from Physics Today, July, 1988. Copyright 1988, American Institute of Physics.
3. Reprinted with permission from Bulletin of the American Physical Society, July, 1988. Copyright 1988 American Physical Society.
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