ERIC Number: ED100336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
U. S.-U. S. S. R. Copyright Negotiations on Scientific and Technical Journals.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
One year after the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics' accession to the Universal Copyright Convention a survey by the National Science Foundation revealed certain trends in U.S.-U.S.S.R. negotiations for their rights to reproduce and translate scientific and technical journals. For some U.S. publishers (Scientific and professional societies, university presses, commercial publishers, and information industry vendors) there has been the problem of achieving an equitable return for granting the Soviets the rights to continue reproducing 270 U.S. scientific and technical journals to satisfy over 100,000 subscriptions in the U.S.S.R. and East European countries. For others, there has been the problem of securing at minimum cost the rights to continue translating over 150 Soviet journals for the benefit of the U.S. English-reading scientific and technical community. Although initial uncertainties about Soviet negotiating plans and strategy have been reduced by passage of time, accumulation of negotiating experience by U.S. publishers, and the communication of relevant information between U.S. publishers and the Federal Government, less than one fifth of U.S. publishers have completed agreements with the U.S.S.R. A chart giving the status of reproduction rights for 164 U.S. journals is appended. (Author/DGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Identifiers - Location: United States; USSR