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Episode 105: Publishers Explain Costs of Producing Online Journals

Brian D. Scanlan and Fred Dylla

Academic journals don’t happen by magic, and even online editions are expensive to produce in ways that scholars may not realize. That’s the argument by two scholarly publishers, Fred Dylla (right), executive director at the American Institute of Physics, and Brian D. Scanlan (left), president of Thieme Publishers. The two give their response to comments by our guest from last month’s show, a scholar who argued that in an online world journals should publish scholarly articles free online.
 
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