Comment from: Gustaaf Houtman [Visitor]
I commend Lorenz for initiating debate on the topic of journal copyrights.
ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY has a policy in place not to republish anything already published (including items placed on the web). For the sake of eliciting lively debate, however, I have made the one exception in this instance of our lively Lorenz by commissioning from him a (non-peer reviewed) conference review that I understood he would also place on his web-site.
Our copyright form is under review, as are copyright forms for most journals in today’s fast-changing world. The new form will continue to have copyright assigned to the Royal Anthropological Institute, but it will permit AT’s authors to place a version of their article on their own personal website after a comparatively short period of time.
I remind readers of anthropologi.info, however, that ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY is published by a not-for-profit charity that depends entirely on its journal and membershp revenues for its continued existence, and that commits all its earning back into servicing the discipline.
Editor, ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY
Comment from: [Member]
Thanks for the update. Good to hear that the copyright form is under review and that it will be easier to publish one’s own text on one’s website.
But I’m not the only one: Keith Hart has published his “Letters from Europe” in AT on his website as well.
It’s the state’s responsibility to cover the costs of publishing, in my opinion.