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open-access is the future: boycott locked-down academic journals
Labels: Directory of Open Access Journals, jstor, jstor syndrome, open access, university education in USiA today
posted by Tom Matrullo at Thursday, February 07, 2008
my grandmother said: "if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing."obviously, i have not followed this advice. but everyone falls for danah boyd's bullshit over and over, afraid perhaps of being accused of misogyny or an ad feminam attack. she moderates her comments. fact.refuses to get into dialogue with the young people she supposedly knows so much about and has made an academic career out of. fact.she's an ani difranco fan. need i say more?i agree that the walls should come down. but i don't need some asshole in a whimsical hat riding in on a one trick pony to tell me so while they pimp their "academic papers" and Nor will you get to see the cool articles on alternate reality gaming, crowd-sourcing, convergent mobile media, and video game modding that are also in this issue. That's super depressing. I agreed to publish my piece at Sage for complicated reasons, but...uhm? fuck off you pretentious blowhard? Young punk scholars: Publish only in open-access journals in protest, especially if you're in a new field. This may cost you advancement or tenure, but you know it's the right thing to do. If you're an interdisciplinary scholar or in a new field, there aren't "respected" journals in your space and so you're going to have to defend yourself anyhow. You might as well use this opportunity to make the valued journals the open-access ones.excuse me, what fucking year is this? and the award for most annoying poseur goes to...
Citing her position on this issue in no way constitutes wholehog endorsement of the author by the author. Indeed, her position is late in arriving. But anyone who gives a fuck about this issue is welcome to be part of my JSTOR thread, which will never end until all academic articles are free.
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