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Re: May issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter

So clear-cut, in the big real world out there, seriously?

It might be nice, but isn't nearly the case, is my experience.

Do I detect some slightly rose-colored glasses here?

- Laval Hunsucker
Knokke, Belgie

----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Masters <kmasters@ithealthed.com>
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Sent: Fri, May 14, 2010 6:15:49 AM
Subject: RE: May issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter

Hi All

Pippa makes the all-important point that decisions to accept or 
reject papers are made by editors, not publishers.  It is this 
point that is conveniently forgotten when critics of author-pay 
OA journals accuse those journals of accepting anything, just to 
increase their revenue. Even in the author-pay model, the 
decision to accept is made by the editor; the money goes to the 
journal, not to the editor.




Dr. Ken Masters
Asst. Professor: Medical Informatics
Medical Education Unit
College of Medicine & Health Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
Sultanate of Oman
E-i-C: The Internet Journal of Medical Education