Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Bernard Wysocki reported in yesterday's Wall Street Journal on the push in the US (particular at Berkeley) to move towards open access journals. Daniel Greenstein, associate vice provost of the UC system, is quoted: "We have to take back control from the publishers," viz. Reed-Elsevier and other academic publishers. According to the article, the US system spends $ 30 million a year on scholarly periodicals.