Re: Leading academics back UK Research Councils on self-archiving

From: Leslie Carr <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:23:44 +0100

On 23 Aug 2005, at 16:37, J.F.B.Rowland wrote:

> If an item can be obtained free of charge, for how
> long will people go on buying it?

If that were the choice then publishers would truly be in an awful
position. However, if the items that a publisher provides have more
value than the ones that can be found for free on the internet then
there is still a reason for subscription.

Remember "the open-access version is a supplement to, not a
substitute for, the toll-access version".
Les Carr
Received on Tue Aug 23 2005 - 18:37:02 BST

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