From: Don Moore <dmo...@haas.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:11:39 -0700
Local: Thurs, Apr 26 2012 5:11 pm
Subject: RE: [OpenScienceFramework] Re: Harvard memo encourages open access because of high costs
It would be cheaper and better for the scientific cause if the faculties instead abandoned commercial publishers and moved to open access journals. It would be a good investment for our universities, granting agencies, and government institutions to pay us to make the switch. But I can also think of a few problems with them doing that...
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> access because of high costs
> Elsevier is publicly traded with a market cap of about 10 billion USD.
> If universities are so unhappy with the costs, and Elsevier is making so much
> On Apr 26, 2:37 pm, Jeffrey Spies <jsp...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The memo includes:
> > Even though scholarly output continues to grow and publishing can be
> > > expensive, profit margins of 35% and more suggest that the prices we
> > and
> > Consider submitting articles to open-access journals, or to ones that
> > > reasonable, sustainable subscription costs; move prestige to open access.
> > That's a big move in the right direction!
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