Tag Archives: academia

January 14, 2015

You know what’s worse than regular1 spam? Academic spam. “Please send us your paper, who cares about the actual field of research”. I especially hate this type of spam because it can sometimes be hard to distinguish from proper calls for papers.

  1. By regular spam, I mean proposed solutions to erectile dysfunction, dating sites and the like. []
May 16, 2012

The Cost of Knowledge

A website that maintains a list of those who have chosen to boycott Elsevier (the scientific literature publisher) because of excessively high subscription charges. Some of the researchers have added their own comments:

Science requires the exchange of ideas. Anything that impedes that exchange obstructs progress. Elsevier’s practices are anti-science.

As a researcher I’m public servant. Society pays me for education and research activities. Results belong to society.