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RE: Does Dramatic Growth of DOAJ Signal Success or Market Dysfunction?
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- Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 23:27:36 EST
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Please define "success". T. Scott Plutchak Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences University of Alabama at Birmingham email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of David Prosser Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 5:22 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Does Dramatic Growth of DOAJ Signal Success or Market Dysfunction? >From Phil's post: 'But does this type of growth really indicate economic success in open access publishing? Or does growth simply point to a system gone awry, like the growth in unemployment or the proliferation of spam?' There is just about no metric of success for OA that Phil can't spin into bad news. Of course he doesn't actually say that OA journals are like spam - just leaves the words floating there. David On 17 Dec 2010, at 03:47, Philip Davis wrote: > Two new studies that analyze the distribution of journals in the > DOAJ come to opposite conclusions. see: > > For Open Access Journals, Size Does Matter: > > http://goo.gl/fb/Qpkwd > > --Phil Davis
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