[clug] [OT] Open Source model needed for Academic Publishing?

Carlo Hamalainen carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 06:24:05 MDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 6:06 PM, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> "Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist":
>  [Academic publishers charge vast fees to access research paid for by
> us. Down with the knowledge monopoly racketeers.]

This sort of thing really irks me.


quoting Springer when I got a paper published in one of their journals:

Authors opting for Open Access in the Springer Open Choice program,
agree to pay the article processing fee. The standard fee is US$3000.
Customers in the Americas will be charged in US dollars, and customers
in Europe, Asia, and Africa will be charged the equivalent fee in Euros.
VAT and other applicable taxes are not included in the standard fee of
US$3000, and will be added according to the requirements of the country
where the order is placed.

So they want *me* to pay $3000 to have my paper available to the
public, when it was written with funding from the Australian
Government (an APA scholarship)? Ridiculous.

Carlo Hamalainen

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