Major Science Fiction Anthologies - A Brief History
Copyright 2010 Blue Tyson
Plenty has been written about the decline of the short story, anthology and collection, and when you read some older books they have been saying the same thing for decades, even in the first issue of Asimov's magazine in 1977.
I have also seen Gardner Dozois write about the acceleration of the 'lack of memory' of past science fiction work. Not too surprising perhaps with the pace of change.
I have looked for an article like this for a while, and one may well exist somewhere that I have never seen, or in an obscure journal, fanzine or book. Of the critical works I have seen they are more interested in listing novels, in general.