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Re: Stop fighting the inevitable - and free funds for open access!
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- From: Peter Banks <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:49:26 EST
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How many journals could PLoS have started with the $436,760 it lists on "marketing and advertising" on its 2004 IRS 990 form? Peter Banks Banks Publishing Publications Consulting and Services firstname.lastname@example.org www.bankspub.com www.associationpublisher.com/blog/ On 1/25/07 7:17 PM, "Heather Morrison" <email@example.com> wrote: > There are some in the publishing community who are spending > significant sums fighting open access - for example, Nature > recently reported that AAP spent $300,000 - $500,000 in 2006, as > reported in their article, PR's "pitbull" takes on open access - > January 25, 2007. > > Funds that are currently being spent fighting open access are > funds that are not really needed for publishing per se, and so it > is reasonable to ask, what might be accomplished if funds were > redirected from fighting open access, to implementing OA? > > This one expenditure by AAP is sufficient for hosting and support > services for 785 open access journals using Open Journal Systems > [disclosure: I work for SFU Library, one of the partners in the > PKP project which produces OJS]. Note: OJS is free, open source > software; this estimate reflects the fee for cost-recovery for > hosting and support. > > If Elsevier's annual U.S. lobbying budget were redirected to OA > publishing - this would be enough for support and hosting for > over 3,000 journals - much more than the 2,000 Elsevier currently > produces. There is more to publishing than hosting and support, > of course; but then, the U.S. is not the only country for which > Elsevier has a lobbying budget. > > For details and calculations, see my blogpost, "Stop fighting the > inevitable - and free funds for open access! at: > http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com/2007/01/stop-fighting-inevitable- > and-free.html > > Heather G. Morrison > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com > > Don't miss the First International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference > July 11 - 13, 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada > http://ocs.sfu.ca/pkp2007/ >
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