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Re: Open access pricing

Yes, I didn't express the idea at all properly. The point would be something
more like: would the dominance of one or a few publishers setting high author
prices incentivize other commercial publishers to raise their prices as well.
Leave out the 'just to survive' in the original posting. 
Brian Simboli


Quoting Heather Morrison <heatherm@eln.bc.ca>:

> Isn't this the opposite of how competition works?  If there is competition
> in the author-pays version of open access, would it not be the company
> with the lowest price for the service that would have the advantage?
> On 20-Feb-04, at 1:55 PM, brs4@lehigh.edu wrote:
> > (cross-posted)
> >
> > Regarding the statement below, the following thought of course occurs 
> > to many, so it might as well be made explicit for discussion. If 
> > Elsevier moves into the open access arena, will this pressure commercial
> > enterprises such as the BioMed Centrals of the world to raise *their*
> > prices, just to survive?
> >
> > Brian Simboli

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