Re: Institution supported publishing (was: Re: PubMedCentral)

From: Fytton Rowland <J.F.Rowland_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 15:13:43 +0100

I basically agree with Stevan Harnad, but I am beginning to have some
concern that the "residual" cost that has to be borne by the author's
institution is not so very negligible. Paul Gherman on this list recently
suggested $1000 per article. The Institute of Physics' (IoP) New Journal
of Physics charges $500. Halliday & Oppenheim in my department recently
separately arrived at a figure quite close to Gherman's, and suggested that
the IoP's figure was therefore too low for financial viability. This is a
far cry from the (genuinely negligible) amount suggested by the Florida
Society for Entomology. These high figures, if correct, do call into
question the viability of the new Harnadian system.

Fytton Rowland.

Fytton Rowland, M.A., F.I.Inf.Sc., Lecturer,
Deputy Director of Undergraduate Programmes and
Programme Tutor for Publishing with English,
Department of Information Science,
Loughborough University,
Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU, UK.

Phone +44 (0) 1509 223039 Fax +44 (0) 1509 223053
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