Academic publishing is part of academia, but at the same time it is predatory and destroying healthy academic life. Academic journals are good because of the material published in them. This material has been developed by researchers in their capacities of authors, editors and reviewers. The quality, reputation and impact of journals are therefore not achievements of the journals and their publishers: they are overwhelmingly achieved by the academic community that furnishes top-quality materials to them.
At the same time, there are fundamental problems with academic publishing. Its main problem is the business model of academic publishing. In this file, Diggit Magazine compiles key texts on academic publishing.