Stephen Buranyi’s scientific background is apparent throughout this article, but he also proves himself an entertaining storyteller. With the aid of interesting anecdotes and citations, he describes the rise of the immensely profitable scientific publishing industry under the dominance of its central figure, media mogul Robert Maxwell. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone who is interested in a behind-the-scenes look at scientific publishing, how it takes advantage of scientists and how it's shaping science.
In this summary, you will learn
- How scientific publishing evolved,
- How it works and
- Why many people find it troubling.
About the Author
Stephen Buranyi is a freelance writer based in London and a former researcher in immunology.