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RE: BMJ Journals publishing-what are they doing!

> 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."

That's one of my favorite publisher arguments.  "But the pricing plan is
so simple!  How can you object?"  Same thing for licenses.  I tell all
these publishers the same thing: I'd much prefer a license or pricing
schedule that's complicated and reasonable to one that's simple and

Rick Anderson
Director of Resource Acquisition
The University Libraries
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