As reported several times in the past, the American Academy of Pediatrics literally hinders the distribution of pediatric research through an exaggerated pricing schedule. As a result of this policy (obviously driven by profit generating purposes), the reputation of the American Academy of Pediatrics and her flagship journal Pediatrics is seriously on decline. Who will ever continue to publish in an journal which prohibits him reading his own paper because it’s to expensive for his library?
Today I send an Open Letter of Protest to the American Academy of Pediatrics to let them know, what their customers are thinking. Any answer will be blogged here.
PS: Peter Suber blogged this post.
Nachtrag: Peter Suber’s Kommentar