Proposed change in copyright transfer practice

Edward Vielmetti emv at
Tue Sep 22 21:24:06 EST 1992

T80SMS1 at NIU.bitnet wrote:
: (2) Where is the evidence that private publishers are making
: oodles of money?  Society journals are cheaper because they
: are often run on a semi-volunteer basis.

See the Wall Street Journal of 17 or 18 Sept 1992, an article on Elsevier
and Reed PLC's merger.  It was mentioned in PACS-L too.  They noted that
margins on scientific journals are much higher than on trade magazines,
and that scientists are a captive market and have phenomenal renewal rates.

The other story was about Reed's president, who drives around in a Bentley.

  Edward Vielmetti, vice president for research, Msen Inc. emv at
        Msen Inc., 628 Brooks, Ann Arbor MI  48103 +1 313 998 4562

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