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Re: Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Flawed Method and No Data William Walsh 14 Nov 2006 16:21 UTC

Re: Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Flawed Method and No Data William Walsh 14 Nov 2006 16:21 UTC

> But it's an argument against the idea that publishers (especially
> society publishers that rely on journal subscriptions for a
substantial
> amount of their incomes) shouldn't be worried about the effects of OA
on
> their ability to do business.

I agree with you; they are right to worry.

If you haven't already seen it, I recommend taking a look at T. Scott
Plutchak's excellent post, "Debating FRPAA."

http://tscott.typepad.com/tsp/2006/08/debating_frpaa.html

As well as Peter Suber's brief comments on it.

http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2006_08_27_fosblogarchive.html#115712738883188545

I am very interested in what others think.

Bill

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