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).