[INDOLOGY] New journal: "South Asian Intellectual History"

Audrey Truschke audrey.truschke at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 19:38:33 UTC 2017

Dear friends and colleagues,

Given this discussion, it's an apt moment to remind everybody -- Read your
publishing contracts and consider negotiating/altering them before signing.
I have successfully altered numerous contracts related to the publication
of articles. For me, I'm typically seeking the ability to share the final,
published version of the article. I don't always get my way, but often I do.


Audrey Truschke
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Rutgers University-Newark

On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Thank you, Andrew.
> On 9 July 2017 at 20:09, Andrew Ollett <andrew.ollett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Gladly:
>> 2.  http://www.brill.com/brill-open-0.  Brill also allows for proofs
>> (not the final publication) to be uploaded on academia.edu.
>> 3.  No processing fee.
> ​One would never expect to pay a processing fee except if the article​ is
> being published OA.  And in that case, yes, Brill charges about €2000 per
> article for CC-BY.  See the pricing charts here
> <http://www.brill.com/about/open-access/brill-open-authors>.
> A related question is whether, having paid this fee, the author retains
> copyright and issues the CC-BY license, or whether Brill takes the
> copyright and the author's money, and they issue the CC-BY license.  The
> latter is the case with this journal.
>> 4.  Yes, Brill owns the right, but permissions for reprint are rather
>> easily granted:  http://www.brill.com/about/policies/rights-permissions
> ​I balk at asking permission to photocopy my own articles.  It's just not
> right.  A more equitable situation is for the author to retain copyright
> and issue to the publisher a license for them to do specifically what they
> wish.  See some sample licenses and information here
> <https://cikitsa.blogspot.co.at/2012/01/copyright-and-open-access.html>.
> In the past, I have written to Brill saying "no" they can't have my
> copyright, but that I'm willing to issue them a license.  And to my
> surprise, they said yes immediately, and sent me a ready-printed license
> agreement.  The terms weren't great, but at least they knew what I was
> talking about and were prepared to let me keep copyright of my own work.
> Sadly, because of the above issues, I personally do not find this new
> journal offers authors a modern, fair deal.  It's obviously an exciting and
> intellectually valuable initiative.  But it is a great pity the founding
> editors did not press Brill harder to offer authors a more liberal deal
> that respected their rights.
> Best,
> Dominik
> --
> ​| ​
> Professor Dominik Wujastyk
> ​ |​
> ​ ​
> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polit
> ​y | ​
> Department of History and Classics
> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>, ​University of Alberta, Canada
> ​ |​
>>> ualberta.Academia.edu/DominikWujastyk
>> | ​
> --
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> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
> Department of History and Classics
> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
> University of Alberta, Canada
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