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Rebecca F

In fact, publishesr can now get away without even printing anything - they just rake in the money. For example, the International Journal of Web-Based Communities, published by Inderscience, costs libraries $480 a year to access just the online version. If more than one person wants to access it as once, it costs even more, up to a maximum $3400 if 20 people want to use it at once.
So academics write the material for free, edit the material for free and correct the material for free - then Inderscience slaps it on a website and restricts access to those people / institutions who can afford it.
How fair is that?

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