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Swedish researchers will need to scrounge for any articles published in an Elsevier journal from 30 Jun 2018 on.

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Blockchain Technology & Organizations Research Symposium, 15-16 Aug 2018, immediately following Academy of Management.
Blockchain
Blockchain
blockchainresearchsymposium.com

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I too promise to never (successfully) publish in Nature Machine Intelligence. While I am at it, I think I will swear off Studies in Chinese Linguistics and the Journal of Cell Biology.

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Just got an unsolicited offer to be an ERB member from Science Publishing Group (sciencepublishinggroup.com). The email was sent from journalphilosophy.org. Sheesh.

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Theodore C. Bergstrom, Paul N. Courant, R. Preston McAfee, and
Michael A. Williams (2014), PNAS, 111(26), 9425-9430

Abstract

Large commercial publishers sell bundled online subscriptions to their entire list of academic journals at prices significantly lower than the sum of their á la carte prices. Bundle prices differ drastically between institutions, but they are not publicly posted. The data that we have collected enable us to compare the bundle prices charged by commercial publishers with those of nonprofit societies and to examine the types of price discrimination practiced by commercial and nonprofit journal publishers. This information is of interest to economists who study monopolist pricing, librarians interested in making efficient use of library budgets, and scholars who are interested in the availability of the work that they publish.

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Long overview article on the state of academic publishing. One arguable takeaway: academics are overworked and addicted to prestige but people who want to make money in search and discovery are more likely to overturn the current business model.

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A Virginia federal judge has approved a $4.8 million suit brought by the American Chemical Society

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Springer/Nature rigorously defends the rights of the authors who gave free labor and wrote about China! Umm, not exactly. I guess, hypothetically, if a future government doesn't want its citizens reading about climate change Springer/Nature will agree to that also.

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Ah. And all this time I thought the purpose of the paywall was to extract rent from libraries. Maybe it has more to do with exclusive access to mine the world's most valuable corpus!!
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