Lets Set the Record Straight About Academic Journal Publishing Natalia Koudinova 02 Aug 2004 08:57 UTC
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To: "SPARC Open Access Forum" <SPARC-OAForum@arl.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 03:52:07 +0300
From: Alexei Koudinov <email@example.com>
Subject: [SOAF] Lets Set the Record Straight About Academic Journal Publishing
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cc: Barbara J. Meredith, Vice President
1 August 2004
Dear Ms. Brandwein,
I read with interest your report "Setting the Record Straight About
Academic Journal Publishing".
May I kindly ask you to publically respond on the following matter:
A. The unfair practices of major scientific journals (including
representing conventional subscription-based publishing system journal
Nature; Science magazine; Elsevier's Cell Press Neuron and Cell;
Elsevier's Brain Research...) illustrate editorial and publishing
institution corruption, and their apparent inability to serve public
B. The presented evidence show that questioned journals serve a private
interest, and that there is no working mechanism to force these journals
or their publishing institutions to amend things and thus observe their
own broken self-declared ethical guidelines.
-- UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee inquiry on Scientififc
Publication (Ref 1). HTML rich version of this letter with the quote and
instant access to Reference 1 is available at the following link:
I and others look forward hearing from you.
Alexei Koudinov, MD, PhD
neuroscientist and editor