There was a recent piece posted by the Atlantic about the cost cycle and paywall of academic articles. It’s a big issue and access to scholarly journals is a topic that merits real discussion and hopefully change. However, the article itself was so poorly researched and inaccurate it does a disservice to the conversation.
The article supposes that the villain is JSTOR. It’s not.
The author of the Atlantic piece is bemoaning his inability to access the latest research in autism and blames JSTOR, even though the vast majority of JSTOR content (aside from their small and new “Current Scholarship” program) is 3 years old or older. JSTOR is designed to be the alternative to print journal storage for back issues; if you’re looking for current articles and the latest research, JSTOR is not where you should go. JSTOR is a not-for-profit that has done tremendous work digitizing and saving thousands of historic scholarly journals, dating back over a century of content, that libraries are throwing away. They are providing access to a treasure trove of valuable content that libraries cannot afford to maintain or store.
Actual current research is packaged and sold by for-profit companies like Elsevier, Wiley, and Taylor & Francis — if you have a problem with the model for academic publishing, those are the publishers you should take it up with.
Because of that poorly written article, I’m seeing “fuck JSTOR” going around on Tumblr as if JSTOR has anything to do with the problem. And therefore the internet is pissing me off.
“In a newspaper column published today by state media, the revolutionary Cuban leader suggested the hardline Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney took against his island nation shows there is little hope for Republicans. “The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is – and I mean this seriously – the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been,” Castro wrote, according to HuffPo.”
…the man has a point.
Naturally this proves that Obama is a Communist.
Within the 20th century, the ‘90s were hands down the greatest decade for a boy to be born and raised through. The pop-culture and technology was simply at its prime. We’ll start from the beginning. What do kids at the age from just being born to about six years old care about? That’s simple, breast milk; but more importantly, toys. Although the breast milk in the 90s was most likely delicious, there is no existing cryogenically frozen breast milk lab for me to prove it. However, I sure as hell can sell you on how awesome the toys were.
I also flipped past a professional wrestling performance on television the other day, and noticed in Target that they still sell baseball cards.
The moral of this post is that I’m out of touch with my country and I’m not ashamed of it.
Making a workout playlist is hard when my whole music library is old-time country music and mellow hipster crap. You can’t dance to it, and all the songs are sad.
I’d also like for my ipod to stay charged for more than three and a half minutes.
According to the Giants’ jerseys and the fact that the 49ers are in the NFC championship game, I’m going to assume that it is currently 1988.
Because “humanitarian” and “humanist” both mean very different things.
1. Selling khaki pants and khaki pants accessories.
2. Secular humanist memorial services.
4. Writing complete horse-shit self-help books for suckers.
5. Being really, really good-looking.
i mean OH MAN she was really not a fan of that kid
GET SOME SLEEP GIRL YOU ARE LOOKING BEAT
here’s a bonus saint anne hating on mary while mary hates on jesus
I’m betting he talked back to her all the time, the little brat.