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Elsevier Over The Top?

:: The Elsevier title, Surface Science Reports, will publish 4 volumes and 32 issues in 2003 (and again in 2004). A few eyebrows have been raised with the publication of Volume 51, which has been assigned 8 issues at once (v51, n1-8), and features but one, 149-page article. The annual subscription cost for this journal is $1,449US ($1,939CDN), making the cost of this single article $362US, or $484CDN. Ridiculous.

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