[Taxacom] e-only from Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Feb 10 15:40:18 CST 2010

Yes, if all journals became open access as a result (or at least significantly more so), that would be a very good reason in favour of e-only, but is there any guarantee of this?

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Doug Yanega [dyanega at ucr.edu]
Sent: Thursday, 11 February 2010 10:34 a.m.
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] e-only from Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?

Stephen Thorpe wrote:

>So it all comes down to money - and the big question is this: if
>overheads are reduced by e-only, then what will the extra profits
>made by publishers be used for?

Ummm...to get rid of page charges once and for all?


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314        skype: dyanega
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