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nature VS Science pt.2

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A PHD Tales from the Road comic from 17 July 2009:

“At a recent conference in Cambridge, I met Nature’s online publishing director, Timo Hannay … In his presentation Timo candidly describeds the business model of Nature:

  1. Basically, scientists give us their work for free
  2. … then we have volunteer scientists review it for us for free
  3. … then we bundle and sell it back to them for a profit

It sounds outrageous, but scientists will do it becase they want to be published … We can charge whatever we want. It’s essentialy a monopoly”

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Written by KontraMraku

21 July 2009 at 12:21

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