The Astonishing Mess of Academic Publishing | AIER

peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-06-09


"Scholarly publishing is a world of maddening inefficiencies. It’s also an unavoidable part of scientific discussion, and it remains one of the only features of academic life that offers some semblance of a meritocratic measure of a scholar’s contributions to the field. “Publish or perish,” as the adage goes, and publishing means dealing with publishers.

Yet every step of the typical academic publication process is fraught with practices that would quickly drive away the customer base of almost any other industry...."


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Tags: oa.publishing oa.peer_review oa.speed oa.business_models oa.obstacles

Date tagged:

06/09/2019, 11:47

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06/09/2019, 07:47