SIGMETRICS Digest - 4 Jun 2014 to 6 Jun 2014 - Special issue (#2014-91)
dwojick at CRAIGELLACHIE.US
Tue Jun 10 10:14:01 EDT 2014
I see nothing unethical here. The publisher T&F was confronted with an article that accused several publishers, by name, of "price gouging." Given the strictness of British libel laws they were right to be concerned, as this is part of a publisher's job. I can imagine their lawyers choking when they saw it. The compromise was to remove the names and add a disclaimer that some of the alleged facts may not be correct, then publish the revised article.
David Wojick, Ph.D.
Inside Public Access
On Jun 10, 2014, at 8:06 AM, David Watkins <David.Watkins at SOLENT.AC.UK> wrote:
> Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe): http://web.utk.edu/~gwhitney/sigmetrics.html Dear Colleagues
> There has been considerable recent debate here about Open Access versus 'Traditional' publishing and the role of commercial publishers.
> A current scandal in the UK has evidenced that the commercial sector is actively trying to suppress debate on its role and business models by unethically interfering with the normal editorial process.
> Taylor and Francis has lost the confidence and trust of the creators of a well-known journal, Prometheus, and the resulting stink over censorship and academic freedom has rightly made the general press.
> Well worth checking out since it has implications for all academics and is of particular note to this list. The THES report is a good place to start and has links to the disputed - censored! - article and general debate.
> Please spread to other ASIS&T lists as appropriate
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