[Lingtyp] every LT article costs 5378+ EUR
sivakalyan.princeton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 07:45:01 UTC 2017
I wonder, then, if it would be possible to come up with a different name, which is equally descriptive but isn't in use already. (The Lingua/Glossa switch was quite clever, though hard to replicate.)
I'm sure it's not quite so simple as coming up with a new name, though.
> On 5 Jul 2017, at 9:28 am, Sebastian Nordhoff <sebastian.nordhoff at glottotopia.de> wrote:
> 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.
> Best wishes
>> Giorgio F. Arcodia
>> Prof. Dr. Giorgio Francesco Arcodia
>> Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
>> Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione
>> Edificio U6 - stanza 4101
>> Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1
>> 20126 Milano
>> Tel.: (+39) 02 6448 4946(+39) 02 6448 4946
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>> E-mail: giorgio.arcodia at unimib.it
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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
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