[extropy-chat] FWD (SK) Re: Journal publisher bares all

Terry W. Colvin fortean1 at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 24 02:23:50 UTC 2004

[obsessed internet librarian raises his hand... -twc]

     Those of you who like to ping the depths of academic literature for
a bit of treasure amidst all the seaweed may want to visit:

< http://www.sagepublications.com/freeaccess.htm >

Sage is throwing open it's whole electronic journal database until the end
of next month (3/31).



Oh good, I can finally read the Journal of Wide Bandgap Materials for free.

Seriously, most of these sound like they are highly specialized professional
journals that wouldn't be of interest to anyone not working in those fields.
Why open it up to the world like this? Do they really think the general public
is interested enough to pay for the privilege of reading them after March 31?

Dean A. Batha 


I found an interesting one ("Transactions of the Society for Modeling and 
Simulation International"... interesting is a subjective term, I agree :)

I think the idea is not to reach the general public, but the experts. And 
it is not to convince them to cough up the money, but to nag their 
departments, institutions, or companies to do it for them.


Ludwig Krippahl 

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