Re: Refereed Journals versus Edited Volumes

From: Fytton Rowland <J.F.Rowland_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 13:24:19 +0000

At 10:37 AM 10/29/01 +0000, Stevan Harnad wrote:
>On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, [identity removed] wrote:
>> Dear Stevan
>> I just got a message from XXX who is putting together
>> something called the YYY. I think it's a good idea
>> except for the fact that the publisher is the Vanity Press of academia,
>> ZZZ. I can't stand ZZZ because of their outrageous pricing policies
>> (i.e., "charge $150 for a 100-page book and then only libraries can buy
>> them, but that's ok, we'll make money even if not a single individual ever
>> buys the ZZZ book") and ......

"Vanity Press" implies a publisher that produces a book on payment by the
book's author. This lot may be price gougers and inefficient, but they
don't sound like Vanity Press to me.

Fytton Rowland.

Fytton Rowland, M.A., Ph.D., F.I.Inf.Sc., Lecturer,
Deputy Director of Undergraduate Programmes and
Programme Tutor for Publishing with English,
Department of Information Science,
Loughborough University,
Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU, UK.

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