My new article is up at Discover Magazine‘s guest blog, The Crux
February 21, 2012
A very quick note to let you all know that my new article is now up at Discover Magazine‘s guest blog, The Crux. Entitled It’s Not Academic: How Publishers Are Squelching Science Communication, the topic will not be unfamiliar to SV-POW! readers. But I make an effort to address a new angle every time I write one of these, so this one emphasizes the history of how we got into the current bind and the strange academic culture that perpetuates it.
The goal of articles like this one is not really to reach SV-POW! readers, who are already familiar with most of the issues, but to bring them up before people who otherwise might not think about open access. So please do go and read it; but really, the most helpful thing you can do is probably to let your friends and colleagues know about it. The SOPA/PIPA protests were only successful because the word spread. That is now the challenge for us as we hope to see the RWA defeated and the FRPAA accepted.