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1-Year Nature Magazine Subscription (51 Issues) EXPIRED

nanotube 176 January 4, 2013 at 07:49 PM in Books & Magazines (4)
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Promoted 01-06-2013 at 12:00 AM View Original Post
Nature.com is offering a 1-Year Nature Magazine Subscription (51 Issues) for $35.82. Thanks nanotube

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Edited January 29, 2013 at 08:44 PM by nanotube
To celebrate Nature's new impact factor of 36.280, Nature is offering a 1-year personal multi-access subscription for $36 (or 36 euro, or 36 UK$ depending on location):

nature.com/dec36

(Not available in Asia)

For the price you get 51 issues in print, online papers, full access in their iPad and iPhone app (otherwise subscription required) and occasional journal supplemental booklets/special issues.

This is one of the best price I've seen at 82% off. Even if you have institutional subscription through work/university, the copies make excellent coffee table material. Original price is $200 per year, or $99 for student, $119 for postdoc.

*The above link says valid until Oct 2012 but the postcard I just received says offer ends in January, 2013. Just placed an order without a problem.

Update Jan 29th: received a promotion email about the same $36 deal with a new link, it now says valid until March 2013:
http://www.nature.com/content/nat..._ONLINESUB

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#61
Quote from nanotube View Post :
Hold your pitchfork~~~ that bill was defeated. NIH funded papers are still free.

And again, taxpayers get access to the research in other formats. Publishers don't claim the research, only the publishing rights of said journal paper because they have costs. If you argue ANY and ALL forms of publication of data must be free, what do you say when they charge you for copy of a PhD thesis from a university library?
Sharpen the pitchfork. That was just one battle in an ongoing struggle. Just because they lost that round doesn't mean they haven't kept on trying. That's why thousands of scientists world wide are boycotting Elseveir publications now.

That's the price of making a physical copy. For even government services, there's a cost if you want a physical copy of something. If you can live with looking it up online, then it's free. Same with a PhD thesis. You can make the library to make you a copy. Or you can look it up online for free. Many people will put their's up on their personal websites for any and all. As it should be. Why should the people who paid for something be denied access to the product of that work?
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#62
for the layman, this isnt a magazine per say. its a journal..... god knows how badly i want to publish there or in Science.. but alas, PNAS is my highest impact journal
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#63
Quote from nanotube View Post :
Dream big, dude, it won't be too far away.

For many years I dreamed "if only i can publish a frontpage deal now......" and look ma, I did it.
slickdeals referees arent as scrutinizing as nature's. convincing nobel laureate editors to rep you isnt as easy as a TU on here
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Quote from phenolholic View Post :
for the layman, this isnt a magazine per say. its a journal..... god knows how badly i want to publish there or in Science.. but alas, PNAS is my highest impact journal
A first author PNAS is good! Although it is trending down recently, IF is still around 9-10.
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Quote from mathlete View Post :
A first author PNAS is good! Although it is trending down recently, IF is still around 9-10.
as a graduate student, any authorship on PNAS is good. now as a postdoc, i'm aiming for first author.
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#66
So these many researchers are researching the SD instead of their project..
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Quote from Kg0z View Post :
Does this magazine have comics or cross-word puzzles?
No, it doesn't have comics or cross-word puzzles. but it has book reviews related to science (eg. linguistics, epigenetics) that are very interesting and news summaries.
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#68
Quote from travfar View Post :

There's no reason why there can't be peer reviewed publications online for free. The scientific community just has to embrace it and forego the "honor" of being published in the likes of Nature. The internet revolution has yet to hit the sciences.
I'm pretty sure all PLoS publications are online for free (to read, not to publish): http://www.plos.org/

But of course if you can get published in a journal like Nature or Science you will do so, because it's kind of a prestigious thing for a researcher. Looks good on the resume, grant applications, etc.
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#69
Anyone know if the other Nature journals have similar impact factor discounts (e.g., Nature Geoscience)?

It appears they have run a similar sale in the past, including subscriptions to their other journals for their respective impact factors (http://slickdeals.net/f/3452480-Nature-journals-You-pay-the-new-Impact-Factor?v=1).
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Quote from travfar View Post :
Sharpen the pitchfork. That was just one battle in an ongoing struggle. Just because they lost that round doesn't mean they haven't kept on trying. That's why thousands of scientists world wide are boycotting Elseveir publications now.
Yep, they charge libraries for bundles and sometimes some journals may cost universities thousands of dollars per article.
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#71
So I paid for everything and bought a subscription, it even shows up under my account subscriptions page. But I haven't received a confirmation email and I can't view any of the articles. It just says to buy a sub for $199. Also their iPhone app looks to be complete crap. Anyone wanna tell me what's up?
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#72
Quote from travfar View Post :
Here's the rub. Most research in the US is funded by the federal government, NIH/NSF. That research is published in the likes of Nature and then people are required to pay to get access to it. So the taxpayers are forced to pay for something they already paid for.
Publications from the research funded by NIH are always free at PubMed Central. NSF should follow the suit in making the publications freely accessible.


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The scientific community just has to embrace it and forego the "honor" of being published in the likes of Nature. The internet revolution has yet to hit the sciences.
The problem is that it does cost to publish even for an online only model (people, site maintenance etc.) and someone has to pay for it. Most open access journals have page charges for articles. Now, if you pay the journal to publish your article, it also falls in the gray zone when it comes to "honor" of being published.
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#73
hahaha, as a reseacher myselft, I just can't believe that I will see a Nature deal go FP in my lifetime, 99% of people on SD probably never heard of Nature
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Quote from ubuntu_guru View Post :
The problem is that it does cost to publish even for an online only model (people, site maintenance etc.) and someone has to pay for it. Most open access journals have page charges for articles. Now, if you pay the journal to publish your article, it also falls in the gray zone when it comes to "honor" of being published.
And there are plenty of websites that publish vast amounts of information, yet charge the users and content providers nothing. Think wikipedia. If they can do it, why can't the scientific community? In the end it doesn't cost that much. All universities run their own websites. If they just all contributed a tiny slice of their resources to a common effort, it would be paid for by the noise in their budgets.

It's not like publishers like Elsevier contribute that much. They don't peer review the papers. That's done by third parties. Those same parties can just as easily peer review for a free public site. The big hold up is not cost or logistics, it's mindset. The only power that Nature and Science have is that which the community has given them. The only thing preventing them from switching that glory and awe to a community effort is themselves.
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Quote from vpr8 View Post :
No, it doesn't have comics or cross-word puzzles. but it has book reviews related to science (eg. linguistics, epigenetics) that are very interesting and news summaries.
I was being sarcastic. But thanks for the reply I guess.
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