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University of California fights Nature over price increase

In Information industry, Uncategorized on July 14, 2010 by Hanna Tagged: , , , ,

So reports the BMJ.

The California Digital Library of the University of California is threatening to cancel all its subscriptions to publications from the Nature Publishing Group and to encourage the university’s academic staff to submit their papers elsewhere for publication after a proposed 400% rise in licence fees for electronic access to journal articles.

I meant to blog this earlier but this issue is going nowhere. Good is a mild way of expressing how I feel about this. As public sector myself and subject to increasing cuts we are having to scrutinise journal subscriptions which indeed do not increase by ‘just’ 7% a year (inflation busting as this is). More debate here in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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