"Mathematica in Education and Research"
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- Subject: [mg60934] "Mathematica in Education and Research"
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 01:25:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Stanford University
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Just received the first email list-serve mailing that I can remember receiving from Mathematica in Education and Research "Volume 10 Issue number 4 is out now." <http://www.ijournals.net> including the ToC and brief abstracts for that issue. Don't know for sure how I got on this list, but I suspect I probably subscribed after seeing their List-Subscribe link: <http://www.ijournals.net/lists/?p=subscribe&id=2> in some posting on this group. I'd like to ask for any info anyone may have about the publication and distribution policies of this publication. I was slightly interested in one of the articles in that issue, but when I went to the web site to get it, I discovered that to download a full article I'm apparently supposed to subscribe, at $45/year. I happen to be involved in the publication activities of several major professional societies that expend a great deal of resources in publishing important peer-reviewed technical journals. Many if not most such journals these days are put on line _for free_ to the general public, in full text format, after an "embargo period" in the range of 3 months to a year. Some are published in this fashion from day one; and the trend is more and more toward free distribution of such information. Does MiER have such an embargo period? Or, does it have an institutional subscription rate? I can only say that even with an adequate personal income and a substantial interest in Mathematica, the chance of my paying $45/year for a subscription to this particular publication is essentially zero -- and the chance of my urging my university to pay very much more than that for an institutional online subscription is equally small.