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Exchange rate profiteering and cost-effectiveness of physics journals - 2004 Update

:: Dana Roth presented the following to the PAM Physics Roundtable at SLA in Nashville in June, 2004: Exchange rate profiteering and cost-effectiveness of physics journals

US$ subscribers are paying significant 'surcharges' for European journals, when US$ prices are compared with the corresponding EURO prices, suggesting exchange rate profiteering. Furthermore, large differences in the relative cost effectiveness were observed across three publisher titles. The maximum variance in 'cost per use per Impact Factor' analysis was 11/1.

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