Journal's reply to a request to allow deposit of a post-print copy of an article to an institutional repository:
"Our experience has been that most university libraries have access to [Project MUSE or JSTOR] so our target audience usually has access"
This, despite pointing out SSHRC (amongst many other funders) "open access within one year" publication requirements.
O-ho, and the editor's reply: "The biggest issue on our end is that we rely on the royalty payments we receive from MUSE and JSTOR to run the journal and our contracts require exclusivity."
$$$, and a possibly overly conservative reading of those contracts? I can't imagine every journal on MUSE/JSTOR is blocked from offering OA options.
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