This really is worthy of a boycott, just for being so ridiculous and for the aggressive way it tries to expropriate the intellectual property of the author. We need to keep in mind that we are the ones who sustain this system every day of our working lives, legitimating it, crediting it, feeding it. My belief is that were it not for the far too conservative and retrograde, traditionalist biases of old heads on tenure and promotion committees, most scholars would have abandoned locked down and print publications long ago. That this continues is really as distressing as it is unfair and irrational.
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Well, my impression is that many scholars are not aware of these issues. I’ve talked to lots of them and most of them have not thought much about the politics of publishing and have not heard about the open access movement. But most of them would support the open access philosophy
I thought this might be also interesting to be discussed!
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