Re: NIH's Public Archive for the Refereed Literature: PUBMED CENTRAL

From: Frank Norman <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 09:15:24 +0100

Mark Doyle said:

> There are two big hurdles: 1) reducing the cost of handling electronic
> manuscripts and 2) author/institution/funding agency acceptance of
> paying submission fees up front.

Regarding 2), I have heard some concerns that this would unfairly
penalise the most productive institutions/departments. Institution
A producing 500 research papers p.a. will be liable for twice the
level of charges of less effective Institution B producing only 250
papers p.a. This may make the management of Institution A less
than enthusiastic about such a move towards submssion charges.

I'd welcome any further insights on this.

Frank Norman National Institute for Medical Research
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                        London NW7 1AA, UK
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Received on Wed Feb 10 1999 - 19:17:43 GMT

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