[mla-nynj] interesting new article about President Trump and journal pricing

Andy Hickner alh4014 at med.cornell.edu
Fri May 22 15:08:44 UTC 2020


… I should include the disclaimer that the views expressed in my previous email are personal and that I’m not speaking on behalf of my employer.

From: Andy Hickner
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:07 AM
To: Helen-Ann Epstein <habepstein at gmail.com>; mla-nynj at nynjmla.org
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] [mla-nynj] interesting new article about President Trump and journal pricing

Thanks for sharing, Helen-Ann. It’s always a pleasant surprise when the Trump administration proposes a good idea.

I personally would love to have seen MLA respond to this request for comment, but when I originally raised this several months ago nobody seemed interested. Thanks to Shannon Jones’ budget presentation the other day I now know a big chunk of MLA’s budget comes from publishers, so I can understand why the organization would be leery about taking a position. The article indicates the publishers seemed to be the only ones who responded, which IMO is an unfortunate missed opportunity for our profession and ultimately a disservice to our users and stakeholders.



Andy Hickner, MSI
Education and Outreach Librarian
Weill Cornell Medicine
Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
1300 York Avenue, Room C-115D
New York, NY 10065-4896
alh4014 at med.cornell.edu<mailto:alh4014 at med.cornell.edu>

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [mla-nynj] interesting new article about President Trump and journal pricing

In case you missed this posting.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/will-trump-white-house-tear-down-journal-paywalls-many-anxiously-await-decision?utm_campaign=news_daily_2020-05-21&et_rid=687443254&et_cid=3335518<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.sciencemag.org_news_2020_05_will-2Dtrump-2Dwhite-2Dhouse-2Dtear-2Ddown-2Djournal-2Dpaywalls-2Dmany-2Danxiously-2Dawait-2Ddecision-3Futm-5Fcampaign-3Dnews-5Fdaily-5F2020-2D05-2D21-26et-5Frid-3D687443254-26et-5Fcid-3D3335518&d=DwMFaQ&c=lb62iw4YL4RFalcE2hQUQealT9-RXrryqt9KZX2qu2s&r=xtGRNu9NdBF2r1RzzTxGMv1lboI7x0xwdi-buzFbf4g&m=uu9ClsO4yuRnxC7u5yFWh5qAkoeKbz8ao1vhGGkMH0M&s=qNbgWppTt8m3U5wKOYKnsfXK6Q5VgxzfsRk6_RK_CbM&e=>
Will Trump White House tear down journal paywalls?

discussing more open access and because publishers not getting subscription prices, more costs to authors to have article published

Helen-Ann Brown Epstein
hepstein at virtua.org<mailto:hepstein at virtua.org>
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