The currency of academia under fire

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The currency of academia under fire

Publishing results in peer-reviewed journals is the main currency of academic success today.  This Guardian article explains why.  It also highlights the shift towards open access publishing that seems to be afoot.

  • Award-winning Cambridge mathematician declares he will no longer publish with or review for Elsevier journals.
  • Wellcome Trust (English equivalent of the Howard Hughes) will demand that grant recipients publish results outside of paywalls.


–> Other reads from the Guardian about the open access movement.

–> Great January New York Times article on the topic (if you haven’t reached your monthly free access limit yet).