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Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information: Malicious Government Prosecution
The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
Media Names & Numbers: Your Connection to the Media
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and academic jour...
Meet the Robin Hood of Science
The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016: Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to e...
'Radical Academia: Beyond the Audit Culture Treadmill'
Cahill, Rowan; Irving, Terry
It was not just in economics that the radicals retreated; it happened in all the social sciences and humanities. And not just because of political timidity; they had been outflanked. Knowledge product...
Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
The world, it seems, cannot get enough of Sokal-type hoaxes. A French journal, Sociétés, has retracted an article allegedly penned by one Jean-Marc Tremblay but actually written by two sociologists, M...
Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone: In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website
Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Media Names and Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, ...
Sources Experts & Spokespersons
The British Library
The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is based in London and is one of the world's largest research libraries, holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals...
Media Names & Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory including television and radio networks, stations, digital and specialty broadcasters, programs, cable TV; daily, weekly, and community...
Academics can change the world -- if they stop talking only to their peers
Heleta discusses the limited audience that academics publish for and the lack of real-world impact their ideas have as a result.
Predatory Journals: Write, Submit, and Publish the Next Day
Predatory journals can be defined as "publications [that take] large fees without providing robust editorial or publishing services." They usually "recruit articles through aggressive marketing and sp...
Science's pirate queen
Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment
A profile of open access academic publishing activist Alexandra Elbakayan and the ongoing conflict between academics and for-profit academic publishing houses.