Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Criticism of the High Salaries of American Chemical Society Executives

This is reported in Sourcewatch. Essentially, the article claims "that executives at the American Chemical Society receive bonuses based on the profitability of the society's publishing division. These bonuses are approved by the Committee on Executive Compensation which was chaired by Bill Carrol." The article also explains why the ACS is against "Open Access" principles, since it would reduce the profitability of their journals. It also explains why they support the work of Eric Dezenhall and the rediculous "Partnership for Research Integrity in Science & Medicine" coalition. See Peter Suber of Earlham College has a point by point rebuttal of the PRISM coalition's stance in his Open Access News.

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