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An audacious new plan will make all science free. Can it work? | New Scientist
"We fund scientific research through our taxes but often have to pay a hefty fee to read its findings. An uprising aims to bring the knowledge paywall crashing down"

"This all adds up to a very lucrative business. In 2013, academic publishing generated global revenues of $25.2 billion. Profit margins are reported to be between 30 and 40 per cent: the figure is hard to verify, although not disputed by the industry’s leading trade body, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers. Indeed, last year Elsevier, the world’s largest academic publisher, reported a profit margin of nearly 37 per cent, amounting to £913 million. In other words, academic publishing is one of the most profitable businesses in the world."
NewScientist  PlanS  Research  publication  business-models 
may 2019 by pierredv
Quantitative Assessments of Spectrum Usage | NTIA - Nov 2016
"In this report, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) presents a summary of the results of its quantitative assessments of spectrum usage "
spectrum-sharing  NTIA  publication 
november 2016 by pierredv
It is time for full disclosure of author contributions : Sebastian Frische, Nature News & Comment, Sep 2012
"Online databases could increase fairness and transparency by fully documenting the role of each contributor to a paper"
science  research  ethics  publication  NatureJournal 
september 2012 by pierredv
Book Review (and subtext) | brazenandtenured–law politics nature and culture
opens with: The recent publication of [.......] by Professor X marks a moment in the history of [.......]. It establishes him as one of the leading, if not the leading, authority on the subject of [.......]. Professor X works at Zip Code Law School and I would like a job there too.
academia  satire  Pierre  Schlag  publication  writing 
september 2012 by pierredv

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