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Publishing in a print journal is only minimally ‘public’

Let’s face it. “Publishing” one’s work in a print journal that languishes on a dusty shelf in an academic library is a fairly minimal definition of making something public. So the real issue here is that we are simply not accustomed to our work being discussed in public. Ever. Period. Alex Reid via http://www.alex-reid.net/2012/10/twitter-academics-and-the-public.html

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Academic publishing in two sentences

Academic publishing in two sentences

Time it took my article to appear in print: 3 years. Time it took this blog post to appear online: 5 seconds. [P.S. Not trying to pick on JSL; they’re great. This is an issue endemic to most of our print publications in higher education…] ADDENDUM: Time it took to edit this post four times:...