[Air-L] The connection between "alienated labor" and "whether to name reviewers"

Sam Lehman-wilzig Sam.Lehman-Wilzig at biu.ac.il
Wed Sep 11 05:28:25 PDT 2013

Hi all:
I find interesting that no one seems to realize that the two seemingly "unrelated" topics we are discussing (see below) are actually the same issue! If there is performing "alienated labor" it is academic referees of articles, editors of journals, etc -- who are not compensated for their work! Why shouldn't an academic, COMMERCIAL journal (one that demands payment from subscribers -- institutional and individual), PAY article reviewers, the journal editors etc for their reviews? If they did that, then the reviewers would feel a lot more obligated to devote serious attention to their refereeing review. In my opinion, paying for article review (even if it's $100 or so per article) would solve most of the problems mentioned here regarding unprofessional (or no-show) reviewers -- and perhaps also sensitizing them a bit more to the whole issue of "alienated labor" in other spheres.

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig
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