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The Paper House of Cards (And Why It Is Taking So Long To Collapse)

The Paper House of Cards (And Why It Is Taking So Long To Collapse)
The Paper House of Cards (And Why It Is Taking So Long To Collapse)
The remaining cost of serial publication, once expenses are scaled down to the electronic-only level, is low enough to render the interests of everyone -- the author, the reader, the funder of the author's research, the university supporting the author, and, yes, the electronic learned serial publishers -- better served by recovering those costs and a fair profit at the author's end, in the form of page charges (paid for by the funders of the author's research and/or the university employing him to do the research, both co-beneficiaries, with the author, of the widest possible unimpeded distribution of the research reported), rather than by any version of reader-end payment, the latter depending as it does, on restricting access to what the author and his supporters would all prefer to see as free for all.
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Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan
442ee520-71a1-4283-8e01-106693487d8b

Harnad, Stevan (1997) The Paper House of Cards (And Why It Is Taking So Long To Collapse). Ariadne, 8, 6-7.

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The remaining cost of serial publication, once expenses are scaled down to the electronic-only level, is low enough to render the interests of everyone -- the author, the reader, the funder of the author's research, the university supporting the author, and, yes, the electronic learned serial publishers -- better served by recovering those costs and a fair profit at the author's end, in the form of page charges (paid for by the funders of the author's research and/or the university employing him to do the research, both co-beneficiaries, with the author, of the widest possible unimpeded distribution of the research reported), rather than by any version of reader-end payment, the latter depending as it does, on restricting access to what the author and his supporters would all prefer to see as free for all.

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Published date: 1997
Additional Information: Also appears in Delivering the Electronic Library: An Ariadne Reader Lyndon Pugh, John MacColl & Lorcan Dempsey, Eds. Burns, Harris & Findlay 1999) http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Papers/Harnad/harnad97.paper.house.ariadne.html http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/harnad/
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 252898
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252898
PURE UUID: cda62b08-7aef-4cd9-b0c4-33ec03fd662f
ORCID for Stevan Harnad: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6153-1129

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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:00

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Author: Stevan Harnad ORCID iD

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