Thursday, December 14, 2006

ECONOMICS AND FUNDING

K. Douglas and D. L. Roth, 2006, Looming Threats to Society Journals, Chemical Engineering News 84(47): 82-84.

The authors, librarians at the California Institute of Technology, warn learned society publishers, such as the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, that high quality is not enough to secure their position and that libraries will be taking cost effectiveness into account. Further, they suggest that it looks bad for learned society publishers to be seen to align themselves with commercial publishers rather than the research communities they serve, for example on the subject of open access.

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