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one more point on paper requests

Dear colleagues

If you can stand one more point about access to published papers, I thought it might be appropriate to remind everyone in the community that open-access options do exist for publication. Specifically, I would like to take the opportunity to make a little plug for a specialty journal in the Frontiers series, called Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, of which I am co-editor.


I would encourage anyone working in the domain of cognitive neuroscience of audition, in animals or humans, to consider sending us their papers. Upon publication anyone anywhere can download pdfs for free!

Of course nothing in life is really free, so this option does entail publications costs. However, lots of other journals also have page charges and other fees, without offering open access. The journal has only been in existence for about two years but so far we are doing well with around 70 papers out and quite a few in the queue.

Thank you and best wishes



Robert J. Zatorre, Ph.D.
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University St.
Montreal, QC Canada H3A 2B4
phone: 1-514-398-8903
fax: 1-514-398-1338
e-mail: robert.zatorre@xxxxxxxxx
web site: www.zlab.mcgill.ca

On 06/08/2012 17:42, Al Bregman wrote:
Hi all,

Regarding the requests for articles, I would like to remind everyone
that many members of this list live in countries where the
universities and libraries are grossly underfunded and therefore can't
subscribe to many journals, and may not have an inter-library loan
system in place.  Any articles that we can send them (directly rather
than via the list) will help these list members to develop arts,
science, and technology in their countries.  (Another reason why
blanket rules can result in unwanted consequences).

Albert S. Bregman, Emeritus Professor
Psychology Department, McGill University
1205 Doctor Penfield Avenue
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1.
Office:  Phone: (514) three-nine-eight-6103,
             Fax: (514) three-nine-eight-4896

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 1:48 PM, David Morris <dmorris@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Having recently posted the on the list requesting an article (a golden oldie from more than half a century ago, that no library in my vicinity could produce) one can't help but feel vilified by Brian's mail.  I'm sure that wasn't his intention, and us article-hustlers should take it in the reasonable house-keeping spirit with which it was probably intended.

On the other hand, seven member of the list subsequently wrote to me off list and requested a copy.  Perhaps we should all adjust our mail filters to reflect our interests and avoid an exchange like the one we had over Positions Vacant postings - unproductive and unresolved.

David Morris