Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

Princeton
bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

By
Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation, September 28, 2011.

http://tinyurl.com/3orpfva

 

“Prestigious
US academic institution Princeton University has banned researchers from giving
the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain
cases where a waiver may be granted. The new rule is part of an Open Access
policy aimed at broadening the reach of their scholarly work and encouraging
publishers to adjust standard contracts that commonly require exclusive
copyright as a condition of publication.”

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Publishing Gives Hints of Revival, Data Show

[From the article: BookStats,
a comprehensive survey conducted by two major trade groups that was released
early Tuesday, revealed that in 2010 publishers generated net revenue of $27.9
billion, a 5.6 percent increase over 2008. Publishers sold 2.57 billion books
in all formats in 2010, a 4.1 percent increase since 2008. …We’re seeing a
resurgence, and we’re seeing it across all markets — trade, academic,
professional,” said Tina Jordan, the vice president of the Association
of American Publishers
. “In each category we’re seeing growth. The
printed word is alive and well whether it takes a paper delivery or digital
delivery]

Publishing
Gives Hints of Revival, Data Show

By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: August 9, 2011

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/books/survey-shows-publishing-expanded-since-2008.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

Publishing
Gives Hints of Revival, Data Show

By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: August 9, 2011

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/books/survey-shows-publishing-expanded-since-2008.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28