barschall.stanford.edu, G and B v. AIP and APS

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 Cost of Physics Journals, H.H. Barschall, Physics Today, December, 1986. [ pdf ] [ html ]
  • The Cost-Effectiveness of Physics Journals, H.H. Barschall, Physics Today, July, 1988. [ pdf ] [ html ]
  • Cost of Physics Journals: A Survey, H.H. Barschall and J. R. Arrington, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, July, 1988. [ pdf ] [ html ]

The Parties' Web Sites

The late Henry H. Barschall - the writer of the articles leading to the litigation.

Press Releases

Other Resources

Yale University Mirror Barschall Site


* 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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