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Victor :

However small a body of work Springer Nature has agreed to withdraw, the principle it has declared it operates by in doing so is entirely out of keeping with what we expect of an academic publisher worthy of the name.

I predict academic writers in the free world will not take this decision lightly, and Springer Nature may lose more in the long run by its servile compliance with the will of its Chinese clients than it would have lost if it had done the only acceptable thing and refused to compromise on its academic principles.

I do wonder whether part of the problem is that some of the top managerial people at academic publishers these days scarcely qualify as academics themselves and their ability to grapple with moral questions and fundamental matters of principle may be severely limited as a consequence.

Nov 02, 2017 11:53 PM

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