academic publishing

Academic publishing

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The Editors
15/05/2020

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. 

What is your name English course

Academic guidelines, generalization and inequality

Column
Marissa Bakx
12/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Day in day out, we as scholars use academic guidelines like the APA referencing style. This form of standardization is broadly accepted by the academic world. But did you ever think about the system of standardization itself? 

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Challenging the politics of knowledge, continued

Column
Jan Blommaert
24/11/2018
9 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert: 'In the discussion on the politics of knowledge, the political-economic dimension is absent. Academics can do more and better things in attempts to redress existing racial and gender inequalities.'

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The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

Column
Ico Maly
22/02/2018
3 minutes to read

Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

Academic publishing and money

Article
Jan Blommaert
10/10/2016
4 minutes to read

We usually forget the real production price of academic work in Open Access discussions.

On the importance of Diggit Magazine

Article
Ico Maly
03/09/2016
7 minutes to read

Ico Maly (editor-in-chief Diggit Magazine) underlines the uniqueness and the importance of Diggit Magazine as an academic and democratic project.