I find it absurd when people accuse of "stealing" from journal publishers. It is the publishers who are stealing, from the scholars who write, peer review and edit the journals without pay, from universities and their libraries who have to pay to so their researchers can publish papers *and* to get access to them, and from the public who fund all this, through public funding, tuition fees and so on.

@strypey This can't be repeated enough until all those journal publishers are dead.


@gemlog I agree with the sentiment, but I don't necessarily want that outcome. Those publishers employ a lot of clever people. They could perhaps be transformed from gatekeepers and copyright trolls, into companies that offer something genuinely useful to scholarly publishing, and accept Walmart-level profit margins instead of 10 times that.

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