Thanks to his blog, I learned that Ted Striphas’ important, horrifying and inspiring piece on the politics of academic journal publishing–“Acknowleged Goods”–just appeared in the Journal of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. (And I agree with Jason Mittel, the first commenter, that he should just post the essay for people to read.) The same post also […]
A quick miscellaneous entry: — the Montréal list keeps expanding. We may need to supplement with a “top 10.” I am trying to convince Carrie to be the curator. — Yesterday I had an interesting discussion about why women finish their books later than men do. Future subject of an academe post, no doubt — […]
Over at Differences and Repetitions, Ted Striphas wonders whether authors in academic publishing could change the industry the way comic book authors did: So what might we do to improve the situation for academic authors? We might take a cue from the comic book industry. In the 1990s, star writers and illustrators such as Todd […]
courtesy of danah boyd. I’ve long thought about moving to only open-access journals, though a combination of vanity (there are some journals I want to place stuff in just to say I did it) and willingness to support others’ publishing endeavors will probably not let me make it an absolute.
Israel recently reformed its copyright code, and given that it shares many of the same intellectual property issues as Canada, its path is instructive. Although there is much talk that Canada must adopt DMCA-like anti-circumvention measures (a provision that even authors of the DMCA now disown), it appears that small countries with big knowledge economies […]
Last night, I attended the vernissage for Quebec Alternative. The exhibit shows off some of the materials in Marc Raboy’s collection of alternative publications, which he dutifully stockpiled — eventually renting a storage locker until he was able to donate them to the McGill Library. For last night’s event, many key figures in Quebec’s alternative […]
(Scroll down to the bottom of the post if you just want the link to the article) This lovely note arrived in my email this morning: Dear Author We are pleased to send you a pdf file of your paper which will very shortly be published online in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. The page numbering is […]