Sunday, January 13, 2013

Take a stand against the academic publishing industry.. Do it now

If you're reading this, you might have some interest in signing this list. If you're going to sign it, do it now.

Many of you reading this (my peers) are very, very early in your academic careers. I understand the fear of signing a pledge of this sort without the blanket of anonymity. However, in my opinion, the momentum is shifting away from the archaic medium that is the academic publishing industry -- who wants to be caught falling behind a tide like this? Make a pledge to yourself to be a reformer. Promise yourself you'll overcome whatever challenges you face by doing the right thing. This pledge should indicate that you're among like-minded people who will follow you into this fight.

You'll find my name on it. I hope to find all of your names there.

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