posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by PuterMan
Sorry about the inaccessible links. My computers do not tell me whether links are hard or easy to access. I'd certainly prefer that the articles be
freely available. Finding the current thoughts on the boundary between the Indian and the Australian plate is actually not that obscure.
I'll just point out two other ways the journals are criticized.
1. The biggest criticism is that they are filled with junk, illustrations look crappy, and the reviewers do not do a thorough enough job and they are
too slow, and THEY (and the volunteer editors) should be paid. I.e., the journals have inadequate resources.
2. The people doing the research have to pay too much to the journals to publish their articles. Why should they have to pay so much in addition to
the direct cost of the research?
The profit margin is variable but not huge, and numerous of the journals are run by professional societies at a loss, or with the costs mainly borne
by libraries that subsidize the individual subscriptions.
So there you have it, every side wishes it costs them less money and someone else pays the bill, and why not the government, except that no one wants
to pay their taxes any more, either.
Now the issue comes up if the military just had one less B-1 bomber, if those corporations would just pay more, ... .