[Open-access] World budget for scholarly publishing (journals)
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 15 10:14:18 UTC 2012
On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Laurent Romary <laurent.romary at inria.fr>wrote:
> OK. "Un milliard" in my language…
Yes - I used this when I was a child - Free Online Dictionary:
mil·liard (mlyrd, -yärd, ml-ärd)
*n.* *Chiefly British*
The cardinal number equal to 109.
[French, from Old French milliart, from milion, *million*; see * million*.]
But the issue is still that we are paying much too much as there is no
regulation and no market control
> Le 15 oct. 2012 à 11:58, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> a écrit :
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Laurent Romary <laurent.romary at inria.fr>wrote:
>> Just to make sure (:-}) in your language, billion is 10power6, is that
> That is 1 million.
> 1 billion in modern English is 10power9
> [many years ago in England 1 billion was 10power12; that is now 1
> trillion; we used to say "an Americal billion" for 10power9]
>> Le 15 oct. 2012 à 11:32, Mike Taylor <mike at indexdata.com> a écrit :
>> > On 15 October 2012 10:07, Laurent Romary <laurent.romary at inria.fr>
>> >> Dear all,
>> >> I remember PMR mentioning some figures concerning the annual budget
>> academic institution dedicate to scholarly publishing (mainly journal
>> subscriptions). Can someone remind me of a figure and possibly a source.
>> > See "The STM Report: an overview of scientific and scholarly journal
>> > publishing" at
>> > http://www.stm-assoc.org/2009_10_13_MWC_STM_Report.pdf
>> > page says that "The annual revenues generated from English-language
>> > STM journal publishing are estimated at about $8 billion in 2008, up
>> > by 6-7% compared to 2007, within a broader STM publishing market worth
>> > some $16 billion."
>> > For some disturbing maths based on this figure, see
>> > -- Mike.
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> Peter Murray-Rust
> Reader in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
CB2 1EW, UK
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