Proposed change in copyright transfer practice
emv at msen.com
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.com
Msen Inc., 628 Brooks, Ann Arbor MI 48103 +1 313 998 4562
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