Agree or disagree: Absurd “academic publishing racket” is past its sell-by date?

Agree or disagree?

In the Observer, John Naughton unloads both barrels on the “academic publishing racket” in which giant multinational publishers get free, state-subsidized research to publish, use free, state-subsidized labor for peer-review, require assignments of the scholars’ copyrights as a condition of publication, then charge astounding sums to the scientists and academics they are “serving” for the right to read the work they’re all engaged in producing.

Absurd “academic publishing racket” is past its sell-by date – Boing Boing.

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