[Taxacom] Monbiot editorial on academic publishing

csturmjr at pitt.edu csturmjr at pitt.edu
Wed Aug 31 14:16:45 CDT 2011


Though asking an author does not always work. There are times when I have
written to authors, received no reply, and had to pay for access to a
paper and hope that my printer doesn't develop a temporary problem where
it cannot print the file before my access expires.

Also, with some journals, authors have to pay up front to make their paper
open access and available to all.

> Purely as a matter of interest, does anyone have any figures on how much
> the academic publishing houses earn from individual pdf sales from their
> websites? Unless there are even more mugs in the world than I suspected,
> I expect it won't be a huge amount, since everybody just asks for them
> by emails to the author...
> --
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Charlie Sturm

American Malacological Society 2010-2011

Research Associate - Section of Mollusks
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Assistant Professor - Family Medicine
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