Academic Publishing Practices

I have been thinking to write a post about academic publishing and copyrights. Guardian, however, was faster and provided very good piece of how tax money is exploited by the academic publishers for making huge profits.

It would (probably) be cheaper for Universities to start open source journals for publishing research and stop paying the journal fees, but as long as performance metrics skew towards old traditionally published journals (because of their impact factor) that is not likely to happen.

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