Monthly Archives: February 2013

Akademie-Verlag and Oldenbourg bought by De Gruyter Let’s see how the prices of these books develop. Now Claudia Mainborn’s book about the Copula costs 65€ (250 pages). I think it is at least worth 130€ and De Gruyter should increase the price as soon as possible.

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Science publication should be seen as a public service (just like science itself)

Who should pay for scientific publications: the readers, via subscriptions fees, as has been the universal model until recently? Or the authors/research funders, via APCs (author processing charges)? Often, these are seen as the only two possibilities, but I would … Continue reading

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Access to publicly funded scientific papers

Already last October, the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) decided to agree to a modification of the Urheberrechtsgesetz. According to the new addition to the relevant law (§38 Absatz 2a UrhG), authors of publicly funded scientific articles always retain the right … Continue reading

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Stuart Shieber on Economy

Interesting Post by Stuart Shieber about bundels and other nice tricks.

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