Toward a More Open Scientific Community: A Tweet Collection

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Academic publishing operates on an absurd business model:

  1. Academics hand over content to the publisher, for free.
  2. The publisher recruits, for free, academics to judge the merits of the content.
  3. The publisher recruits, for free, academics to edit the content.
  4. The publisher distributes the edited content, for a fee.
  5. Academics purchase, for a high fee, rights to access the content they have produced, judged, and edited for free.

Here are my thoughts on the matter, collected in tweets.