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Since academic success at most institutions is measured in part by publications in prestigious journals, most scientist try to get published in the most prestigious journal possible, so the best science tends to be published in those dominant journals
Other scientists in turn need to read the top-quality papers on a subject in order for their own publications to be taken seriously.
This forced libraries to pay unrealistically high prices for subscriptions to these journals.
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