Re: Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Critique of PRC Study

From: Leslie Carr <>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 08:31:57 +0100

On 15 May 2007, at 03:56, Stevan Harnad wrote:

> On Mon, 14 May 2007, Rick Anderson wrote:
>> "journals will switch to Gold OA" is a breathtakingly breezy and
>> naive statement... The reality, of course, is that some
>> journals will go Gold and some will simply go out of business.
> And their titles will migrate to other Gold publishers.

Just to highlight Stevan's point here: "journals" don't "go out of
business" because "journals" are not "publishing companies". They are
"products" of "publishing companies".

"Publishing companies" may "go out of business" or be taken over.
"Journals" may be started or discontinued or swap "publishing
company". Twas ever thus. Does anyone have any helpful data about the
rate of journal birth/death/migration?
Received on Tue May 15 2007 - 11:21:25 BST

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