[Libs-Or] The publishing racket and how it rips off librarian authors

hleman at samhealth.org hleman at samhealth.org
Thu Feb 24 08:13:55 PST 2011

Hi, all. I received the item below today via email. I have deleted the identifying info (I hope completely!) which would reveal which publisher this is (as one does not to get a bad name among these omnipotent tyrants of our professional lives). But does any me besides me see a little injustice in the author receiving an offer of a discount on a reprint of her own work? Grrrrr.

We need Open Access now...

Hope Leman, MLIS
Research Information Technologist
Center for Health Research and Quality
Samaritan Health Services
815 NW 9th Street Suite 203A
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 768-5712

From: reprints at XXXXX

ATTN: Author

As a recently published author, XXXX would like to extend you a special discount on any order placed for reprints of your article using our online ordering service, XXX (CCC).

If you or any co-authors would like to place an order for the above article, a discount of 20% will be applied to your order.   To be eligible for the discount, orders must be paid by credit card.   This offer is valid until March 8, 2011, so please do not delay if you would like to place an order and receive your discount.

To order, click the link below and simply select the quantity you desire.

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