[Taxacom] Max Planck Society cancels 1,200 Springer journals

Julian H humphries at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Oct 30 11:52:24 CDT 2007

My assumption would be that for many of these journals they would 
have nothing to publish if they discriminated against NIH funded 
research.  Power in numbers and all that.  Losing high impact papers 
to journals with more tolerant policies would be the result. Lets 
hope this makes it to the final appropriations bill which right now 
is tied up in wrangling with the prez.  Lobbyists for the big 
publishers will, unfortunately, have lots of time to pressure the 
committee to drop this requirement from the final bill.

At 11:41 AM 10/30/2007, Karl Magnacca wrote:
>On Tue, October 30, 2007 8:44 am, Paul J. Johnson wrote:
> > Interestingly, our library Dean replied with the following, which
> > some of us may not have seen.
>I guess the question is, what will the response of the journals be?  I'm
>sure most of the researchers would be happy to deposit a copy in a public
>database, but most of the journals I've dealt with expressly forbid that.
>Are the journals now going to charge more for NIH-funded papers?
>Karl Magnacca, UC-Berkeley
>ESPM Dept., 137 Mulford Hall #3114
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Julian Humphries
Geological Sciences
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

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