[Air-l] Open access publishing (was a modest proposal)

Nancy Baym nbaym at ku.edu
Mon Sep 11 06:48:45 PDT 2006

One thing that came out of the discussion of AoIR's 2004 inquiry into 
whether or not or how to have a journal (a working group that Monica 
Murero chaired) was how much international attitudes toward 
publishing and publishing venues vary. Several untenured Americans 
(both profs and students) said that they would never publish in an 
online AoIR journal because they wouldn't get enough credit for it. 
People from Australia found that absurd in the context of their own 
experiences. As usual, AoIR finds itself trying to balance competing 
perspectives and needs amongst disciplinary, methodological, and 
national ways of doing things.

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