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Early Modern Literary Studies: 9.2 (September 2003)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1987  Monday, 13 October 2003

From:           Jonathan Hope <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Oct 2003 14:08:28 +0100
Subject: 14.1977 Early Modern Literary Studies: 9.2 (September
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1977 Early Modern Literary Studies: 9.2 (September
2003)

Sean Lawrence's posting of the contents for the free, online, refereed
journal Early Modern Literary Studies
(http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html) reminded me of this article in
the Science section of the Guardian newspaper:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/opinion/story/0,12981,1058578,00.html

The article raises an issue I've been wondering about recently: why do
those of us who are academics collude in the frankly crazy economy of
academic publishing, where academics give the reports of their research
(paid for by public money) away free to publishing firms, who then sell
these reports back to our institutional libraries, and us, at hugely
inflated prices?

Would anyone like to defend the current situation?

Jonathan Hope
Strathclyde University, Glasgow

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