[Lingtyp] every LT article costs 5378+ EUR
sebastian.nordhoff at glottotopia.de
Wed Jul 5 07:28:49 UTC 2017
On 07/05/2017 09:20 AM, giorgio.arcodia at unimib.it wrote:
> Dear all,
> I think we discussed this before, and we realised that DeGruyter actually owns
> the name 'Linguistic Typology', hence moving to an alternative publisher does
> not sound like an option. If I remember correctly, that is.
This is indeed what Martin says. De Gruyter owns the brand "Linguistic
Typology". We pay roughly 60,000 to De Gruyter per year. 4,400 of that
are for actual services provided (at Glossa rates), 55,600 are for the
use of the brand.
> Giorgio F. Arcodia
> Prof. Dr. Giorgio Francesco Arcodia
> Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
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> On Wed, 5 Jul 2017 09:17:31 +0200
> Sebastian Nordhoff <sebastian.nordhoff at glottotopia.de> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I was interested in how much money goes into each
> >article in LT.
> > There are currently 870 members in the directory.
> > They all are subscribers to LT for 68 EUR.
> > The total amount invoiced by the publisher is thus
> >59,160 EUR.
> > In the year 2015, there were 11 articles in 3 issues of
> >LT. This gives
> > you a cost per article of 5378 EUR.
> > (There are reduced rates for students, which will reduce
> >the amount, but
> > then there are institutional subscriptions, which will
> >increase the amount)
> > So let's say the cost of an LT article is 5000 EUR give
> >and take. This
> > is still a closed access article, meaning that the
> >publisher controls
> > who is allowed to read the article.
> > Over at Glossa, they get their articles published for
> >400 EUR, and that
> > is true open access for everyone to read. Glossa is a
> > journal (heir of Lingua), and their requirements should
> >be similar to ours.
> > Same as renting a flat for 5000 and noticing that your
> >neighbour only
> > pays 400 for a flat of the same size.
> > So, if I am not mistaken, we could reduce our
> >publication costs by 93%,
> > and get full open access as a bonus.
> > Based on the figures above, this would free up 54,760
> >EUR to be used for
> > other goals, like awards, scholarships or conferences.
> > I am sure I must have missed something, since 93%
> >savings seem
> > completely unreal. But even if it were 50%, I would be
> >happy to
> > reallocate 25k towards scholarships etc.
> > Best wishes
> > Sebastian
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