Welcome to SFU.ca.
You have reached this page because we have detected you have a browser that is not supported by our web site and its stylesheets. We are happy to bring you here a text version of the SFU site. It offers you all the site's links and info, but without the graphics.
You may be able to update your browser and take advantage of the full graphical website. This could be done FREE at one of the following links, depending on your computer and operating system.
Or you may simply continue with the text version.

*Windows:*
FireFox (Recommended) http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Netscape http://browser.netscape.com
Opera http://www.opera.com/

*Macintosh OSX:*
FireFox (Recommended) http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Netscape http://browser.netscape.com
Opera http://www.opera.com/

*Macintosh OS 8.5-9.22:*
The only currently supported browser that we know of is iCAB. This is a free browser to download and try, but there is a cost to purchase it.
http://www.icab.de/index.html

Harvard Announces that Major Periodical Subscriptions Cannot be Sustained

In a memorandum on journal pricing, the Harvard Faculty Advisory Council communicated to faculty that the Harvard Library can no longer afford the subscription rates for scientific journals from major publishing houses, such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley.

Harvard’s annual cost for journals from several key providers approaches $3.75 million.  The price for online content from two providers has increased by about 145% over the past 6 years.  The Council has concluded that major periodical subscriptions to electronic journals published by several key providers have become untenable and are encouraging faculty to submit their articles to open access journals and DASH, Harvard’s central open access repository.

In an interview with the Guardian, Robert Darnton, the director of the Harvard Library, called the current system of scholarly communication absurd.  Faculty carry out research, write papers, referee papers for other researchers, sit on editorial boards – all for free – and then pay publishers extravagant prices for their research.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.