I’m sure they can rationalise it along those lines.
I don’t think I can (and keep a straight face).
For your reference – be reminded of Nature’s new policy on open access. They’ll allow a simple one-step submission process that will allow authors to mark their work for open access release, in six months. Some people are upset claiming that this locks in Nature’s stronghold on knowledge. Others, myself included, think its a fair, possibly even outright polite, kind of move from a company that has a right to protect its own interests.
Rather than provide a free service, the American Psychological Association proposed a new strategy, whereby they would charge authors – $2,500 US per publication – to transfer the works into public access, twelve months after initial publication
The APA is “reconsidering” their new policy. You think?