[Taxacom] Help with finding a paper

Dean Pentcheff pentcheff at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 17:47:28 CDT 2015

I speculate that it has nothing to do with taxonomists or environmental
consultants. Both of those constituencies are so tiny and commercially
trivial that they simply don't count when publishers develop policies.

The people who can pay are commercial biomedical and industrial
researchers. Their ability to pay (and their corporation's legal obligation
to do so) drives the system.

Dean Pentcheff
pentcheff at gmail.com

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 3:20 PM, Fred Schueler <bckcdb at istar.ca> wrote:

> many have written:
> Hello all - I am having trouble getting a copy of the following paper from
>> my usual sources...
> * somebody should study who is willing to pay $39 for a paper they've only
> known through the publisher's website abstract - if they know it's really
> good they must have known somebody who has the pdf or an institutional
> subscription, and gotten a copy that way, and otherwise they just ask
> You'd assume it would be commercial consultants who would be willing to
> just click $39 away, but in their environmental assessments they never seem
> to cite anything from the peer-reviewed literature. A real mystery - maybe
> the publishers just put those whacking great prices on the individual
> articles to keep libraries terrified into paying the whacking great prices
> for subscriptions.
> does anyone know?
> fred.
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