[open-science] SPARC author addendum uses CC-NC licence and now all hybrid publishers have followed

Heather Morrison heatherm at eln.bc.ca
Tue Dec 13 00:35:56 UTC 2011

On 2011-12-12, at 4:09 PM, Carl Boettiger wrote:

Do we agree that publishers cannot profit directly by having NC and do it only out of the sense of injustice Marcus outlines?


Good question, Carl. Most scholarly journals today still rely primarily on subscriptions revenue - and all hybrid journals are by definition subscriptions journals. Giving away your journal for commercial purposes means that someone else can sell subscriptions to your journal, quite possibly at a lower price. 


Heather Morrison, MLIS
hgmorris at sfu.ca
Doctoral Candidate, Simon Fraser University School of Communication
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics

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