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RE: May issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter

Sandy Thatcher wrote:

I should think that it falls within the scope of a publisher's 
business decision making to exclude certain categories of 
articles if they believe that including them in their journals 
will do economic damage to them. The editors, of course, may 
object, and they are always free to disassociate themselves from 
any journal whose publisher takes this stance.

Heather's Comment:

Excluding articles on the basis that they will do economic damage 
to the journal is a recipe for disaster for academic freedom. 
If this is what Sandy indeed meant, then every Editor, Reader, 
Reviewer, and Librarian should immediately dissociate themselves 
with each and every one of such journals.  But perhaps Sandy's 
meaning is not exactly as stated here?

Heather Morrison, MLIS
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics