update on Studies in Diversity Linguistics

Nigel Vincent nigel.vincent at MANCHESTER.AC.UK
Sat Dec 21 06:21:09 UTC 2013

For those who are interested, for discussion of general issues in relation to Open Access publication, see the following collection of essays (excuse the partial self-promotion!):

And while I'm writing, let me follow Paolo's example and send everyone season's greetings.


Professor Nigel Vincent, FBA MAE
Professor Emeritus of General & Romance Linguistics
The University of Manchester

Vice-President for Research & HE Policy, The British Academy

Linguistics & English Language
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL

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Relevant to the issue Martin is addressing with Language Science Press, recent Nobel Prize winner Randy Schekman has come out against "luxury journals", such as Nature and Science:


http://theconversation.com/how-to-break-free-from-the-stifling-grip-of-luxury-journals-21669 (response to feedback he got from the first one)

http://www.elifesciences.org/how-to-break-free-from-the-tyranny-of-luxury-journals-the-conversation/ (same as immediately above, but includes comments)

Schekman has also started an open access press for the life sciences, eLife:


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