Re: PostGutenberg Copyrights and Wrongs for Give-Away Research

From: Christopher D. Green <christo_at_YORKU.CA>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 07:52:43 -0400

Albert Henderson wrote:

> Money is not the only token of value. One of the key
> fallacies that burdens this forum is the failure to
> recognize the economic exchanges that course through
> the research communication process. Publishers exchange
> recognition and dissemination services for the copyrights
> of the articles they publish. Every economist I know agrees.

Problem is, the *publisher* confers nothing of the kind. The "extra value" if
provided by the scholars who serve as editors, reviewers, etc., and just like the
authors, they typically do so at no cost to the pubisher. Nice work if you can get
Christopher D. Green
Department of Psychology
York University
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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Received on Wed Jan 03 2001 - 19:17:43 GMT

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