OA and academic stupidity. ‘Universities employ academic staff to carry out research. The academics write up their research in the form of articles which they hope will be published. If an academic has enough articles published they will be paid even more by their university. To get their articles published the academics must give their work [including the copyright] free of charge to commercial publishers. The publishers print and bind the articles neatly and then sell them back to university libraries. Yes, that’s right, the universities are buying back the work of their own employees.’ Roger Pollack’s original post here.
February 8, 2005 Leave a Comment