Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Commercial publishers and scholarly research

Have you have ever wondered about the curious situation in which academic scholars do research for free, and then publish it in commercial journals, whose corporate owners then get rich by charging big fees while preventing authors from distributing our work? You may want to read:

"Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist" in The Guardian.

1 comment:

DNak said...

There is also an interesting response by Noah Gray, senior editor at Nature, here: