online discussion on new model for journal publishing

From: Scott Jaschik <Scott.Jaschik_at_CHRONICLE.COM>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 17:09:46 +0000

The Chronicle of Higher Education is sponsoring a live, online discussion
with Manfredi La Manna, the founder of the Electronic Society for Social
Scientists, about his plan to challenge the dominant model in the
of scholarly journals, on Wednesday, March 7, at noon U.S. Eastern time.
Mr. La Manna, an economist at St. Andrews University in Scotland, argues
that his model will make it possible for libraries to subscribe to
journals at much lower prices than those charged by companies today. And
at the same time, Mr. La Manna says that his model will allow authors and
peer reviewers to be paid. While these plans are attracting considerable
support from scholars, some of the major publishers of scholarly journals
question the viability of the project and its assumptions. Mr. La Manna
respond to comments and questions about his organization's plans and
the state of journal publishing in the chat.

The Chronicle invites members of this list to read an article about his
and to join the live discussion at:

Advance questions are encouraged, and may be posted now. After the
discussion is over, a transcript will be posted at that address.

Scott Jaschik
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Received on Wed Jan 03 2001 - 19:17:43 GMT

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