Johanna NICHOLS johanna at BERKELEY.EDU
Thu Apr 4 06:20:08 UTC 2013

Later I'll log in to the LSA Ethics blog and comment there, but quickly:
Publisher X conducts peer review, has a history of publishing grammars that
meet the field's standards, prints on archive-quality paper, and has
advertising, distribution, and a conference presence that make its
publications known to the world.  When my university judges publications by
"quality", this is what it means.

But the issue of price is critical, and no academic should have to
singlehandedly fight to have a good-quality but open-access or inexpensive
publication recognized by a tenure committee. This is why we have
professional societies.

Johanna Nichols

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Mark W. Post <markwpost at> wrote:

>  Dear LINGTYP Listmembers,
> I am sending the following link on behalf of Robbins Burling, who has
> written a piece on the LSA's Ethics Blog to do with the high costs of many
> published grammars from an ethics perspective. This relates to an extended
> discussion on this topic on LINGTYP some months ago, so may be of interest
> to listmembers. Rob has invited comments on the piece, and especially any
> proposed solutions.
> Cheers
> Mark
> --
> Dr. Mark W. Post
> Universität Bern
> Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
> Länggassstrasse 49
> 3000 Bern 9
> Switzerland
> Tel +41 31 631 37 07
> Eml markwpost at
> Web
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