Today Scientific journals can be cited on internet easily, moreover the research work is funded by the people through government as taxes. So why is there such commercial publishing of these research papers where people again need to spend money for their access when it was meant only for the people? It is not good for development of society and academic environment where people want access to these research works for free?
Some reasons like these may come in the mind but they can also be contradicted like:
Publishing house companies may suffer losses and people will loose their job. Well there are other things also to get published like novels etc.
The author will incur losses. Well most of these journals are written by authors which are on a public job, by transferring copyright they are creating a fortune. All the research materials here are provided by the government but still they are using it and publishing just for money.
Why is there such copyrights transfer law which promote commercial publishing of research works where it is not doing any good for public other than harm in my consideration and also there is an alternative?