[Air-L] open-access is the future: boycott locked-down academic journals

Marj Kibby Marj.Kibby at newcastle.edu.au
Fri Feb 8 14:58:09 PST 2008

I think whether they come or not depends on what it is that you built.

If you have solved the Poincare Conjecture, publishing it solely in your
Gardening Blog will probably get you the Fields Medal.

If you are offering another perspective on the effect of the internet on
domestic arrangements, your research will probably have no impact at all
unless it is published in a high-impact forum.


Dr Marjorie Kibby, 
Senior Lecturer in Communication & Culture
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle,  Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
Marj.Kibby at newcastle.edu.au
+61 2 49216604
>>> Gilles Frydman <gfrydman at acor.org> 02/09/08 8:44 AM >>>
There is an amazing precedent in the field of mathematics publishing,  
demonstrating that if you build it, they will come!  On their own.

Look at the story of Grigori Perelman, who received the Fields Medal  
(the highest prize in mathematics) for solving the Poincare  
Conjecture. <snip>

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