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Christina's LIS Rant
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
  Just say no to Nature Geosciences
Support your local society publisher! Support the American Geophysical Union and the European Geosciences Union... especially the open access titles. See EGU's publications mission statement:

The European Geosciences Union (EGU), established by the Council of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the Council of the European Union of Geosciences (EUG) on 7 September 2002, is

Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and free and universal accessibility of scientific publications in all areas of geosciences and planetary and solar system sciences for the benefit of the scientists worldwide

from http://www.copernicus.org/EGU/publication/mission_statement_for_publications.html

EGU has been forward thinking and even have open peer reviews. They use Creative Commons and publish under a Creative Commons Attribution, NonCommercial and ShareAlike License. Both AGU and EGU sponsor meetings...

I'd like to hear from a scientist in one of these fields to see what they think, but until/unless I'm proven wrong, this craziness must stop. Just say no...

BTW - there are also very good for-profit publications in this area

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I am all for open access but the service charges levied by the EGU are far too high and unaffordable for people like me in India - is there a solution?
 
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