Yoda: The Academic Publishing Scam

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Taxpayers spend $140 billion funding science each year — but can’t access many of the results

Despite a decades-old “open access” movement — to have all research findings in the public domain and not languishing behind paywalls — the traditional approach to publishing remains firmly in place.Taxpayers fund a lot of the science that gets done, academics (many of whom are also funded by public money) peer review it for free, and then journals charge users (again, many of whom paid for the science in the first place!) ludicrous sums of money to view the finished product.

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