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Re: BMJ Journals publishing-what are they doing!
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- From: David Goodman <dgoodman@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 19:09:14 EST
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There is only one thing to be pleased about--at least they base their tiers on the size of the medical program, not the overall size of the school. I reserve my real anger for the medical publishers who base their rates on the total enrollment, making no difference between a university like UNC-Charlotte or Princeton without a medical school, and a university the same size where half the people are working in medicine. They usually justify their policy on the basis of "simplicity." One price for all pricing does not necessarily mean reasonable pricing. We don't buy those journals--we don't even consider them. I try not to think about them at all, and therefore name no names. David Goodman, Princeton University Biology Library firstname.lastname@example.org 609-258-3235 __ On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Hamaker, Chuck wrote: > BMJ Publishing for 2002 has taken a strange turn: ... > To claim "low" increases while in fact making > outrageous increases, as the whole pricing scheme from BMJ turns out to be > seems an insult to the library community (which is very pleased-- they > tell us on their website, with their new institutionally tiered pricing) > > > Chuck Hamaker > UNC Charlotte