Re: Green Party Green on Gold but not on Green

From: Michael Eisen <mbeisen_at_LBL.GOV>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:18:08 -0700

On Sep 10, 2005, at 8:05 AM, Stevan Harnad wrote:

> Preface: I not in passing that my message about the irony of the
> Green Party
> supporting Gold while not supporting Green -- yet here we are
> again, debating the
> merits of Gold...
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Matthew Cockerill & Jean-Claude Guedon wrote:
>> MC: "Gold" - i.e. open access publishing, is not a business model,
>> it is
>> simply a measure of the level of service provided by the publisher.
> Call it what you like: funders can tell their fundees what to do,
> but publishers
> are not their fundees.

This is a ridiculous argument. If funders tell their fundees to
publish in gold open access journals they will do so. There are
plenty of them out there, and, should funders mandate authors publish
in gold journals, there would be many more.
Received on Sat Sep 10 2005 - 19:47:37 BST

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