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Rice University has proposed that it will publish all its books online and in the process will revive Rice Publishing Press that had stopped publishing in 1996.(From Insidehighered.com, July 14th).
Excerpt: "it will publish all of its books online only. People will be able to read the books for no charge and to download them for a modest fee. Editors will solicit manuscripts and peer review panels will vet submissions - all in ways that are similar to the systems in traditional publishing."
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New Model for Scholarly Publishing.