Re: Some initial thoughts on the Brussels Declaration on STM publishing

From: C.Oppenheim <C.Oppenheim_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31:54 -0000

As Les has pointed out, this remark about copyright assignment is total
nonsense.  loads of journals are happy to accept a "Licence to Publish"
(see the Remeo list), and these include many with the highest refereeeing
Professor Charles Oppenheim
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
Leics LE11 3TU
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      ----- Original Message -----
From: Eamon Fensessy
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Some initial thoughts on the Brussels Declaration
on STM publishing

      Dear Imre: It is true researchers do transfer copyright
      of their works to publishers for wider distribution but
      they do this knowing full well the works will be
      peer-reviewed and included in Journals which are
      respected in the STM community. This is done becaue the
      researchers know it will benefit them.


      If one were to go out and establish their own journals
      using today's technology, they could do that too. But,
      there are "journals" and there are "JOURNALS."
      Publishers provide a necessary service to their readers
      and to the researchers who wish to be known among their
      own research community...Eamon Fennessy, Prides
      Crossing, MA 01965
Received on Wed Feb 21 2007 - 10:49:33 GMT

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