10 June 2010 at 12:38 Leave a comment

Scientific journals have been sticking it to researcher and libraries and to publicly-funded studies for decades.  I hope this reigns them in.  Their journal prices were already outrageous – why on earth would they need a 400% increase in publication fees?  And it looks to me like it’s the internet that’s finally made them less necessary:

“Although researchers still have “a very strong tie to traditional journals” like Nature, he said, scientific publishing has evolved in the seven years since the Elsevier boycott. “In many ways it doesn’t matter where the work’s published, because scientists will be able to find it,” Mr. Yamamoto said.”


Entry filed under: misanthropy, think.

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I am a misanthrope. No one ever believes me, but this seems to prove my point.



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