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Academic publishing doesn't add up | Technology | The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/22/academic-publishing-monopoly-challenged

Another decent article about the absurdity of the academic publishing model.

What surprises me is that the billionaire publishers of stuff we provide for free, review for free, edit for free and then sign away copyright (which is sometimes not even ours to give) so that we can buy back our publicly funded work at ludicrous prices, do not seem to have any defense worth making. You'd think they try harder, given they can afford to buy the best marketers and spinners in the business. Maybe the argument is impossible to make.

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