[Taxacom] Paywall our taxonomic tidbit

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 19:24:33 CST 2016


I think you are being entirely reasonable. Journals going to the pay to
play mode will inevitably create a two tier publication system - those
researchers who have money and those who do not. The European J of
Entomology recently announced going electronic-only Open Access all for the
small author fee of 160 Euros. Anyone out there have some to spare?

John Grehan

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:

> Am I unreasonable in expecting minor contributions to Zootaxa to be
> affordable for authors as open access as a convenience for their readers?
> For instance that's USD 20 for each author in today's worst 2 page case!
> Hopefully they earn (or did) much more that per hour.
> http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4066.2.5
> Happens quite frequently - what are these contributors thinking? Should we
> perhaps start a fund to help them out?
> --
> Geoffrey B. Read, Ph.D.
> Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
> gread at actrix.gen.nz
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