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Approximately 350 English-language journals in the interdisciplinary field of marine science are published. Two groups, one of fity titles, and one of fourteen are analyzed for price increases between 1997 and 2003. Within the larger context of escalating journal prices in all scientific fields, the marine science journals have increased in price approximately 71% during this period, while general science titles have increased 34%.

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This is the author's original manuscript submitted for publication to Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences,Tamkang University Press. Article published in vol. 41, no.3, March 2004, p.315-323.