Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Editorial Board of Journal of Library Administration resigns over licensing terms

Author contributors objected to the the journal publisher requirement of $2,995 author page charges to make each article open access.

"In a dramatic show of support for the open access movement, the editor-in-chief and entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration announced their resignation last week. In a letter to contributors, the board singled out a conflict with owners over the journal's licensing terms, which stripped authors of almost all claim to ownership of their work."

and from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Journal’s Editorial Board Resigns in Protest of Publisher’s Policy Toward Authors 
by Jack New  Wired Campus (March 26, 2013)

(included a reaction form the journal publisher, Taylor & Francis Group)

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