From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 22:25:11 +0100

On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Marvin wrote:

> > It is researchers who gather, interpret,
> > write and package their research reports. The only thing they cannot do
> > for themselves is the Quality-Control and its Certification (QCC).
> >
> These cost money to do well, do they not?

Which, the QCC? Yes, see below. What the researchers do? That too, but
that's not what S/L/P pays for, so it is completely irrelevant.

> If there is only self-archiving in who knows how many sites, there will be
> chaos.

That's the Santa Fe Convention is for:

> > SLP - 70%(SLP) = QCC

> I've seen many things said that I think are simplistic. I've been in charge
> of the expenses of one journal recently. Have you? Anyone can invent
> numbers.

I'm not inventing them. They have been estimated by Andrew Odlyzko

and confirmed (on the "70/30" thread earlier in this Forum) by Mark
Doyle of APS.

I have edited one (paper) journal for over 2 decades and an online-only
one for over a decade.

Stevan Harnad
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