The Information Access Alliance (IAA) is a joint initiative of leading US national library organizations to address problems in the scholarly and legal publishing markets, which are characterized by insupportably high prices, accelerating industry consolidation, and anti-competitive practices by some large publishers.
IAA supports a competitive, vibrant, and diverse academic publishing marketplace in which the interests of research, academic institutions, and the public are well served. IAA works with legal experts and economists to advocate adoption of better antitrust review standards by state and federal antitrust enforcement agencies.
Issue Brief: John Wiley and Sons' Acquisition of Blackwell Publishing (PDF)
IAA Submits Comments to US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Anticompetitive Conduct (PDF)
IAA Requests Department of Justice Review of John Wiley and Sons' Acquisition of Blackwell Publishing (PDF)
IAA Submits Comments to the European Commission on "Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of the Scientific Publication Markets in Europe" (PDF)