Some Thoughts on Journal Publishing in the 21st Century

Dennis G. Hall

The journals published by non-profit professional societies are easier on library budgets than those produced by the profit-driven sector, but the fact that OSA and other non-profit societies price their non-member subscriptions to support non-publishing efforts raises a thorny question. Why, and to what degree, should universities subsidize the general operation of professional societies?

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Some Thoughts on Journal Publishing in the 21st Century

Dennis G. Hall

The journals published by non-profit professional societies are easier on library budgets than those produced by the profit-driven sector, but the fact that OSA and other non-profit societies price their non-member subscriptions to support non-publishing efforts raises a thorny question. Why, and to what degree, should universities subsidize the general operation of professional societies?

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Publish Date: 01 October 2003


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