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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Society journal rejects OA

Robert Stanley, Open Access: Has Its Time Come? American Journal of Roentgenology, September 2004 (accessible only to subscribers, at least so far). An editorial. Excerpt: "Although the concept of freely sharing scientific and medical knowledge with everyone globally has merit, it does not appear to work well for all providers of scholarly publications. Educational, not-for-profit societies, such as the ARRS [American Roentgen Ray Society], would soon see open access turn to no access because the free dissemination of the material in their medical journals would be financially unsustainable. Free access to the journal would eliminate the incentive for some current members to remain members of the ARRS." (Thanks to Howard Mann.)