Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Surprising fact about LNCS proceedings

One thing I had no idea about until I investigated.

Within very wide limits, the number of pages in the proceedings has almost no effect on the cost per volume.

I don't remember the exact figures, but from memory, after discounts etc the cost per volume is going to be about €40. The kind of variation is about €5 over about 400 pages, e.g. maybe 700 pages is €38 per copy and 1100 is €43 or something. It's also nonmonotonic. The cost per volume can be cheaper by adding pages full of nonsense.

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