[Taxacom] Monbiot editorial on academic publishing

Michael Heads michael.heads at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 30 13:57:39 CDT 2011

Excellent article! Spot on. But at least Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley-Blackwell journals give you an abstract and the authors' email addresses free, even for the latest articles. Journals like Zootaxa don't. The only thing that keeps these journals (not the libraries) rolling in money are the gullible academics who referee for them without charging.   
Michael Heads

Wellington, New Zealand.

My papers on biogeography are at: http://tiny.cc/RiUE0

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A fiercely critical article on academic publishing in today¹s Guardian
newspaper might be of interest to many of you:
(this is the newspaper version, including comments, and is NOT behind a

The fully referenced version is here:


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