Academic Publishing

From Bonnie Stewart’s blog, thetheoryblog – one of my favourites – so entertaining, well-written, and thoughtful. (I wish I could write like her!) This post is about her latest paper on networked scholarship – but also about academic publishing – she states what I think so eloquently!

But we cling to the academic publishing system because it’s a prestige economy. It’s our prestige economy, dammit. And apparently they will have to pry it from our cold, dead, mostly-precariously-employed hands because there seems to be far more attachment to the impact factor of prestigious journals than to the possibility of changing things.