January 25, 2012

The bizarre world of academic journals

On a fairly regular basis, for both my work and for light entertainment, I seek out journal articles written by leading scholars.  And I begin every search knowing there is a high probability that it will be foiled, and I will find myself unable to access those materials.

Laura McKenna, writing for The Atlantic, sums the bizarre nature of academic journals with this well-written and succinct article titled "Locked in the Ivory Tower: Why JSTOR Imprisons Academic Research".

Highly recommended.


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