May 18, 2007
U. of Chicago Press Loses 3 Journals After Publishing Agreement Is Changed
IT'S NOT YOU: The death of a long marriage comes as a jolt, even when the partners conclude that their differences are irreconcilable. For the University of Chicago Press, the jolt came on April 25, when the American Astronomical Society announced its decision to drop the press as publisher of its research journals.
Like so many marriages, this one split up over money — and over conflicting visions of the future. Ethan T. Vishniac, editor in chief of the society's flagship