Re: Is OA (Gold) really a desirable goal for scientific journal publishing?

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 17:02:51 +0000 (GMT)

On Sat, 13 Jan 2007, Prof. Tom Wilson wrote:

> On the proposition that such matters as copy-editing, proof-reading and layout
> editing will be left to the market to decide, having endured 20 years of
> pressure for the marketization of academia in the UK, I'm less sanguine about
> its ability to ensure quality than Professor Harnad. If all that researchers
> want is to output their research results in the form in which they submit them
> to journals, one might as well dispense with peer review also, and leave it to
> 'the market' to decide what is worthwhile.

Not in the form they submit them to journals: in the form accepted by
the journal's editor and referees.

Stevan Harnad
Received on Sat Jan 13 2007 - 19:16:15 GMT

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