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

Carlo Hamalainen carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 20:51:58 MDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 12:43 PM, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> My understanding is that for most Journals, the editorial selection and
> peer-review of papers is done pro-Bono.

That's the case.

> These days, I thought all Journals require electronic/digital
> submissions using defined standards.


> Which means someone has to do the sub-editing...
> Not all that expensive.

Springer Verlag (the ones who wanted a $3000 open access fee) use
cheap labour in India:

DOI: 10.1007/s10711-008-9242-4
Editorial manuscript number: GEOM1126

Dear Dr/Prof.Carlo Hämäläinen,

We are pleased to inform you that your paper Geometriae Dedicata is
nearing publication. The page proofs are available at:


Sincerely yours,

Springer Correction Team

No. 6&7, 5th Street, Radhakrishnan Salai
Mylapore, Chennai, Tamilnadu
India, Pincode 600 004
e-mail: spr_corrections1 at sps.co.in
Fax +44 870 762 8807 (UK) or +44 207 806 8278 (UK) or +91 44 4208 9499 (India)

So... where does that $3000 go? :)

Carlo Hamalainen

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