Posted by: Administrator | 23/01/2016

Professor Dr Volker Mehrmann, TU Berlin.

A colleague pointed out the plan to close the LMS J. of Computation and Mathematics to me. With the danger of repeating other peoples arguments, I would like to suggest that mathematical societies like LMS should rethink the issue of closing green open access journals but rather put an effort and further funds into more such journals. I am not commenting on this particular journal but suggest that in general more green open access is generated by societies to replace a number commercial journals (of all publishers). I don’t believe we can replace all commercial journals by open access butI think it is time that the communities make this effort to ensure the furture of science and the free access to information. Scientific societies (who else) act in the interest of their members and should therefore invest some of their funds into such activities.

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