Publish, Perish or Pay Up
Wired is running a Story about the reaction to high journal prices.
Since journal costs have skyrocketed to the point where they are just unaffordable to researchers, someone is attempting to reclaim control by creating alternatives to leading commercial publications that have gotten so stupidly over priced.
A new, nonprofit, online venture, The Electronic Society for Social Scientists (ELSSS), is offering journals that are at least 50 percent cheaper than major commercial academic publishers.
This is some very cool stuff, good ideas from smart people that change the market. Rather than just complaining about things, someone did something about it.
\"\"In the next three months decisions will be taken that will change significantly academic journal publishing in economics,\" -Manfredi La Manna creator of ELSSS.