Are Chemical Journals Too Expensive and Inaccessible?:

Are Chemical Journals Too Expensive and Inaccessible?:

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On October 25-26, 2005, the Chemical Sciences Roundtable held a workshop to explore issues involving those who use and contribute to chemical literature, as well as those who publish and disseminate chemical journals. As a follow-up to the workshop, a summary was written to capture the presentations and discussions that occurred during the workshop. As a forum to discuss chemistry journals within the larger context of scientific, technical and medical journal publishing, the workshop covered whether chemists and chemical engineers have unique journal needs and, if so, whether these needs are being met in the current journal publishing environment. Workshop participants also tackled how open access publishing might be applied to the chemical literature, such as to provide authors more freedom to distribute their articles after publication and allowing free access to chemical literature archives.He may be best known at present for his distinctively entrepreneurial style of librarianship. ... the complete revision of the definitive music research and reference materials, an annotated bibliography popularly known as Duckles in honor of its original compiler. ... As the initiator and chief executive editor of the open-access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP, www.atmos- heanbsp;...

Title:Are Chemical Journals Too Expensive and Inaccessible?:
Author:Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2005-05-09


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