Re: Open Letter to Philip Campbell, Editor, Nature

From: Peter Banks <pbanks_at_BANKSPUB.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:28:31 -0500

> Apart from the few giant journals who hire and
> house full time editors, peer review is conducted entirely by the
> academic community itself, at its own time and expense.

It is this statement that is "malarky" (a wonderful word that have I haven't
heard since my grandmother died!)

Most society journals are not giant, do not have full time editors, but
instead support at considerable cost editorial offices in major

Until that fact is recognized--and OA advocates cease and desist with the
nonsense that peer review is free--there can be no intelligent discussion of

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