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Looming Threats to Society Journals

Douglas, Kimberly and Roth, Dana L. (2006) Looming Threats to Society Journals. 47. .

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Now is not the time for members of professional scientific societies to be complacent or unengaged. The American Chemical Society Publications Division, as well as other learned society publishers, such as the Royal Society of Chemistry, may be overly confident that the obvious high quality of their journals will ensure their position against commercial competitors. In addition, when they resist open-access efforts, society publishers appear to be more aligned strategically with commercial publishers' short-term perspective than with the research community's need to easily access all relevant content over the long term. Societies need to adhere closely to their members' needs, even if that means a break with their for-profit counterparts. University faculty and administrators need to engage with librarians to ensure that the best decisions are being made for the long term.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Report)
Douglas, Kimberly0000-0003-4735-4765
Roth, Dana L.0000-0002-3821-3808
Additional Information:Copyright Kimberly Douglas and Dana Roth 2006. Published in: Chemical and Engineering News, v. 84(47):82-84, November 20, 2006. Views expressed in this article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of ACS.
Group:Library System Papers and Publications
Subject Keywords:scholarly communication, Open Access, cost-effectiveness metric, society publishing
Issue or Number:47
Record Number:CaltechLIB:2006.006
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Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
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