[Taxacom] In defense of DOIs

lynn lynn at afriherp.org
Wed Feb 17 08:13:33 CST 2010

Dear Rod,

Thanks for the explanation. What happens when publishers go out of
business or otherwise stop paying the fees? Will the DOI remain in place?


On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:15:03 +0000, Roderic Page <r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk>
> Dear Lynn,
> The fees you quote are for joining the DOI Foundation, which is a  
> complete different thing! CrossRef is a member of this Foundation, it  
> is the one paying those fees http://www.doi.org/membership/brochure.html
> CrossRef handles DOIs for publishers, which pay a fee to CrossRef for  
> that service. These are outlined at
> http://www.crossref.org/02publishers/20pub_fees.html
> For a small publisher (making < $US 1,000,000) the annual fee is $US  
> 275. Backfile articles cost 15c per DOI, current content (defined as  
> 2008-2010 costs $1 per DOI.
> Regards
> Rod

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