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vikingmars
post Mar 23 2017, 10:56 AM
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WOW ! It's seems that it is a HUGE issue filled with 26 Pluto-Charon (& small satellites) articles ! smile.gif

Here is its summary :
Attached File  Icarus___Vol_287__Pgs_1_334___1_May_2017____ScienceDirect.pdf ( 334.81K ) Number of downloads: 196

But, at a cost of USD 35.95 per article, it makes a global budget of USD 934.00 I really can't afford mad.gif
At least, there is one interesting article offered for free : its about the tectonics of Charon. See link here below :
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/artic...30834X-main.pdf

Enjoy smile.gif
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post Mar 23 2017, 09:26 PM
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Forgive my ignorance on the subject but, who profits from the asking price to view these papers?

I was under the impression that as NASA is a taxpayer funded agency then all of its scientific/technological discoveries/advancements, also belonged to the taxpayer.

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post Mar 23 2017, 10:59 PM
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Yes, but journals are published by companies or scientific groups (e.g Elsevier, American Association for the Advancement of Science etc.), who have to pay the bills and/or make a profit. There is increasing pressure to publish in open-access journals now.

Also - NASA's data may be free but the scientists who use it for research are not necessarily NASA employees. When they are NASA or other US Government employees, that work is usually openly available.

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post Mar 23 2017, 11:16 PM
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If you happen to be within visiting distance of a university library, you should be able to do it the old way: view or copy/scan the articles there.
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post Mar 24 2017, 12:32 AM
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It's sometimes possible to obtain a preprint of an article in an expensive publication. I just tried a search on arxiv.org (a preprint server) with "pluto" in the title field and was rewarded with preprints of some (not all) of the articles from the recent special Pluto issue of Icarus. For example, Umurhana, et al., "Modeling glacial flow on and onto Pluto’s Sputnik Planitia."

The Icarus authors' guidelines states:
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You can always post your preprint on a preprint server. Additionally, for ArXiv and RePEC you can also immediately update this version with your accepted manuscript.

Although I've never tried it, I've read that a polite email to the author of a published paper requesting posting of a preprint will frequently be successful. In the case of multi-author articles, I don't know whether such requests can be directed to any of the authors or if it's etiquette to restrict them to the first listed author. Like any customary courtesy, it would probably break down if overused.
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post Mar 24 2017, 02:46 AM
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Pro tip: Every article has a "corresponding author" whose email address you can find on the article's home page. If you send a brief, polite email ("Dear [DR. AUTHOR], Could you please send me a PDF of your recent [JOURNAL] article '[TITLE OF ARTICLE]'? With regards, [YOUR NAME]") to the corresponding author of an article to request a PDF, you will almost always receive one quickly.


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post Mar 24 2017, 04:17 AM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Mar 23 2017, 02:59 PM) *
There is increasing pressure to publish in open-access journals now.

But is there extra funding? It's worth nothing that publishing open-access usually involves the authors paying extra charges. For example, Space Science Reviews has no page charges for conventional publishing but charges an additional $3000 per article for open access.


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post Mar 24 2017, 02:08 PM
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QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Mar 24 2017, 05:17 AM) *
But is there extra funding? It's worth nothing that publishing open-access usually involves the authors paying extra charges. For example, Space Science Reviews has no page charges for conventional publishing but charges an additional $3000 per article for open access.


Oh yes Plos biology charge 2,900 $ US for publishing also, that's in the same ballpark. The very idea of commercialize science go against the very idea of the basic idea of free and open exchange of science data.
And charging that for publication from government or institution dpt. that are severely underfunded from the start.
Equally bad as in the example of Vikingmars who were supposed to pay 934$ to read the articles of interest.
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."

But yes, at least now ArXiv provides a loophole for recent publication. It's pure hell to get access to older ones though (which I often need.)
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post Jul 14 2017, 04:34 PM
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New elevation map of Charon released: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Science...mp;image_id=508

A couple of enormous impact basins are more visible now.
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