‘I cannot express how incredibly uncontroversial it is to ask for money to perform skilled work,’ says James Heathers
One Colorado-based researcher is taking a sledgehammer to academic tradition by starting a movement that pushes for peer review to become a paid assignment.
A very interesting discussion as there are other ramifications, not least the knock-on costs pushed to the end consumer (journals like any other enterprise won’t wear the increased costs as a reduction in profit).
“And I was immediately struck by how incredibly normal that was but, at the same time, how utterly freakish it was in an academic sense,” he said.
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