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Din nou a publicat unul un articol despre dragutele noastre jurnale academice… 24.000 la numar, se pare, and growing.

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Reading a single article published by one of Elsevier’s journals will cost you $31.50. Springer charges €34.95, Wiley-Blackwell, $42. Read 10 and you pay 10 times. And the journals retain perpetual copyright.

The average cost of an annual subscription to a chemistry journal is $3,792. Some journals cost $10,000 a year or more to stock. The most expensive, Elsevier’s Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, is $20,930.

Elsevier, Springer and Wiley, who have bought up many of their competitors, now publish 42% of journal articles.

Mai multe: Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist. Foarte interesante metaforele astea… In clipa cand indraznesti sa mormai ceva impotriva cifrelor de mai sus si a graficelor de mai jos, imediat esti catalogat drept socialist, comunist si din astea. Pai nu? Ca daca esti conservator si meta…ce-o mai fi, nu dai cunoasterea pe mana oricui. Nu! O tii acolo, bombastic. Ca hindusii! Ca dreptacii! Ca traditionalistii!

Da, si ca toate sa fie si mai sexy, iata cum Elsevier isi umple timpul liber. Da… Dar stiinta e obiectiva si de incredere si asam! Nu ca Biserica care manipuleaza oamenii si mintile. Cu chestii neverificabile si nedemonstrabile. Pai nu?

“Merck paid an undisclosed sum to Elsevier to produce several volumes of a publication that had the look of a peer-reviewed medical journal, but contained only reprinted or summarized articles – most of which presented data favorable to Merck products – that appeared to act solely as marketing tools with no disclosure of company sponsorship…”