[open-science] [Open-access] Elsevier: some facts, by Tim Gowers

Fabiana Kubke mf.kubke at gmail.com
Fri May 2 22:22:21 UTC 2014

I would argue that Nature and Science profits should be considered
separately from other types of journals. A large volume of their content is
not original research articles but rather commentaries and opinion pieces -
so in a way they are half a research article journal and half the
equivalent of something like the TImes Higher Education. Remove all the
research articles and I would still subscribe to the journal as I do for
THE. I am not sure that considering the profit of Nature magazine is
comparable to considering the profit margin of say Journal of Comparative

On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 1:40 AM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:

> Scott, others,
> On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 6:33 AM, S.C. Edmunds <scott at gigasciencejournal.com
> > wrote:
>> If Tom is compiling the per country comparisons
> Per country comparisons are great, but is there a way to find out profit
> margins and expenses for other publishers such as Science, Nature, well,
> all others, as well? Is there a canonical resource for such data?
> --
> Puneet Kishor
> Manager, Science and Data Policy
> Creative Commons

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