Re: NANFA-- "Hot" Topic - requests for information

Todd Crail (
Mon, 9 Feb 2004 23:02:46 -0500

What I'm wondering is what the payout is to the authors for these journals?
What does Science or Nature pay for a paper? I'm in doubt that it's
much... Probably more of a gratuity if anything...

But I'm guessing the journals are also cycling the subscriptions and
advertising back into work in the form of grants and such. Kinda like AC

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Subject: Re: NANFA-- "Hot" Topic - requests for information

> Yes, the subscription rates for many journals is outrageously expensive.
I'm surprised that even university libraries can afford them.
> I'm sure this idea isn't original, but it does allow me to score free
copies of the papers I want....
> Go to a journal's website and scan the table of contents. Usually there
are abstracts and the corresponding author's email address. I blip the
author an email requesting a PDF of the paper (or a hard copy if a PDF isn't
available). Nine times out of 10 I get the PDF, often within 24 hours.
> Chris Scharpf
> Baltimore
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