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Re: PNAS Introduces Open Access Publishing Option

David, where is your evidence that we can 'reduce the costs
significantly'? Electronic-only makes a saving; efficiencies (as with the
APS) can make some further savings.  But other than that?

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Goodman" <David.Goodman@liu.edu>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 6:40 AM
Subject: RE: PNAS Introduces Open Access Publishing Option

> Fytton, you may have misunderstood me, as I meant the suggestion to apply
> to the costs of open access journals, where the library might pay for some
> form of sponsorship.
> For non-open-access journals, I agree that the author should not be asked
> to pay for the cost of publication. Such journals may have been
> unavoidable in the print world. Now we have the ability to reduce the
> costs sufficiently that open access can be achieved--as open access
> journals if affordable, as open-access repositories otherwise.
> Dr. David Goodman
> dgoodman@liu.edu