Nature magazine. Beware!
dgoodman at Princeton.EDU
Thu Oct 19 14:44:51 PDT 2000
The curent plan for 2001 is that when an institution subscribes to the
print+online, it will receive electronic access to the primary articles, but
not to the news items, reviews, and so on in the first part of the journal
until after a 3 month embargo. In other wortds, you will be paying extra for
access to only part of the journal--and usually not the part that is most in
immediate demand. Personal subscribers will not be subject to this
The selectors at Princeton voted unanimously that we would not subscribe under
these conditions, and that the users would understand when we explained the
absurdity of the contract terms to them. If any of you decide to make the same
decision, I will forward your comments to the appropriate people tere.
I and others are in active negotiation with them over this policy. There is a
real chance in getting it changied to something that will meet our users'
We succeeded last year with ASM.
Annie Malley wrote:
> Hello All-
> We are in the process of negotiating pricing with Nature. It looks like we will have to cancel our subscription via Ebsco and resubscribe the print and online via Nature. We should have more information in a few weeks.
> Take care,
> Annie Malley
> California Academy of Sciences
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