[Taxacom] Paywall our taxonomic tidbit

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Wed Jan 13 19:28:21 CST 2016


Perhaps you have set this for me as bait? If so, so be it. Often authors pay for open access using public funding rather than their own personal money. Then the question becomes whether or not that is an appropriate use of public funding, and a whole raft of thorny issues become relevant.


On Thu, 14/1/16, Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:

 Subject: [Taxacom] Paywall our taxonomic tidbit
 To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
 Received: Thursday, 14 January, 2016, 1:58 PM
 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.
 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
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