The power of the press trumped by the Internet

16 02 2016

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Now this is very interesting. I know that I will not publish with journals that charge the authors for publication. I believe that model creates a bad filter on the dissemination of knowledge. Those who can afford to pay get published.Research that makes the public comes from those with the funding.That model always sounded like paying a ransom to release knowledge.

Again, new models, needs, and abilities facilitated by advances in technology are challenging old world models. It will be interesting to see where this goes. To a large degree, the metrics of the academic world support the old model while members of the academic and global community would benefit from a new model with more open flow and access. Now, I am not saying this is the answer but it is possible that traditional publishing houses may have outgrown their usefulness in this modern connected world. Here is to watching the world evolve.

 

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