Re: MCA suscription prizes

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2005 - 07:27:31 PST

What is the cost of the electronic version? David? In print I doubt
that the price can be brought down.

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:09:59 -0600, David H Kirshner <> wrote:
> On the editorial board of Journal for Research in Mathematics Education,
> which is published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, we
> successfully lobbied the NCTM board to provide some free issues to
> university libraries in developing countries. --I don't know if a
> commercial publisher would agree to this sort of give-away. But the larger
> question is why do these commercial publishing houses still exist. We write
> the text, we provide the editors and reviewers, and in this communications
> technologies era we don't much need the publishing houses for production or
> distribution. It seems it's only the inertia of habit and tradition that
> maintain the status quo. That said, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates publisher
> of MCA is one of the few that seems not to gouge its customers with
> excessively high prices. Our library routinely pays thousands of dollars
> for a single annual subscription to some of the scientific publishers.
> David
> "David Preiss"
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> cl> cc: (bcc: David H Kirshner/dkirsh/LSU)
> Subject: MCA suscription prizes
> 01/28/2005 11:54
> AM
> Please respond to
> xmca
> I was wondering if something could be done about the suscription prized of
> the MCA journal for the rest of the world. U$75 is quite a fee for
> developing countries. Any thoughts?
> David
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