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[ih] call for cash: digital humanities and web archives

wow - that's news - thanks for the heads-up, John.


On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 6:27 PM John Gilmore via Internet-history <
internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:

> Kees Teszelszky via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org>
> wrote:
> > The International Journal of Digital Humanities is a peer-reviewed
> academic journal...
> It is also a money-making scam.  Kees, why are you volunteering your
> time to suck authors into this scam?
> You can write your own article and submit it, and it'll be reviewed by
> an unpaid group of volunteer peer reviewers, and you can even publish it
> under a CC license -- if you pay the Springer corporation thousands of
> dollars in "Article Processing Charges" for the privilege.  You won't
> find out how many thousands until you do all the work and submit your
> article; they don't publish their price list for open access
> contributions, probably because it would shock too many people.
> If you can't or won't pay, then they will copyright your article by
> themselves, and overcharge librarians and the public for it, with the
> result that few people will read it.  And if you don't agree to either
> option, then they won't publish your article at all.
> Here's a paper about this, published by the Springer journal
> Scientometrics:
>   Published: 29 February 2020
>   Market power of publishers in setting article processing charges for
> open access journals
>   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-020-03402-y
> Unfortunately, you can't read the paper -- it costs $40 to download it.
> But they published a nice abstract.
> Far better to write something and publish it as an RFC, or on your own
> website, or in a real open-access journal that doesn't feed your own
> money to a very profitable academic publishing oligopoly.
>         John
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