Re: Book on future of STM publishers

From: muir gray <muir.gray_at_NTLWORLD.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 23:10:56 +0100

i did not appreciate the forum was only for the research community ;i am an
implementer of research findings eg and benefit from the
detail of scientific monographs. also many people like me who live on the
road and not on a university network need paper copies of books and
publishers are reluctant to publish the specialist texts on paper.

apologies for intrusion

muir gray
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stevan Harnad" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2002 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: Book on future of STM publishers

> On Sat, 20 Jul 2002, muir gray wrote:
> > I think the debate is too focussed on the future of the journal and am
> > pleased to see that it now addresses the monograph. a colleague and I
> > just made a monograph by working directly with a printer and making
> > simulataneous paper and electronic form of the book with no need for
> > bookshops or warehouses. the printing revolution is as important as the
> > pagemaking revolution
> This Forum is focused mainly on the contents of peer-reviewed journals
> for the following reasons:
> (1) It is free online access to the peer-reviewed research literature that
> is the research community's principal concern.
> (2) Non-free online versions of books that are produced to be sold are
> not the concern of this Forum. This is not a Forum about new ways to
> produce or market "eBooks."
> (3) Free online books are not a problem. They are by definition
> open-access already.
> Stevan Harnad
Received on Mon Jul 22 2002 - 23:10:56 BST

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