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Stephen Downes

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Honestly, honestly, stop publishing in journals that charge you thousands of dollars to publish. I know, there's the argument, "the system is structured in such ways that my junior co-authors would benefit from being published in this journal." No; your colleagues benefit from publishing with you. Meanwhile, you are the one making the journal valuable. High-profile academics who publish in expenmsive journals are just enabling them and making it harder for early career academics. And we can't depend on "Google scholar's approach of identifying articles and placing publicly-available versions in search results." We both know Google can be paid to do something else.

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