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Typesetting by “Premium Publishers”

You would think that Elsevier makes so much money from selling reference works like the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2006, print: 3949€, 9000 pages) that they could pay a typesetter. No! What they did is obvious when you look … Continue reading

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SPAM journals

After getting more and more SPAM from journals, I decided to put together a list of journals that send me unsolicited mail and usually demonstrating a real lack of understanding of the field they claim to publish in. The first … Continue reading

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Canceling the Lingua subscription

I emailed our librarian and asked them whether it would be possible to cancel the Lingua description. She informed me that they canceled the print subscription long time ago and that the online version cannot be canceled since the FU … Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye to Elsevier

I just checked the linguistics journals that Elsevier offers: Ampersand Assessing Writing Computers and Composition Discourse, Context and Media English for Specific Purposes Journal of Communication Disorders Journal of English for Academic Purposes Journal of Fluency Disorders Journal of Neurolinguistics … Continue reading

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The rights and permissions disaster

I want to report on my experience with getting the rights for a collection of the most important papers by Tilman Höhle, which I am coediting with Marga Reis and Frank Richter and which will appear in the Classics in … Continue reading

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