Academic Publishing is An Exploitative Farce

Scientists generate profit for peer-reviewed publications, but they aren’t paid. Should they be?

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One of my hard-won publications.
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This one was a couple years of my life.
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Subscription fees for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
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Want to read one of my articles? That’ll be $36! And I won’t see a cent.
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The cost of a personal subscription to JESP.
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The cost of an institutional subscription to JESP. This is for print copies only.
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Registration fees for SPSP, the leading social psychology conference.
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Stay at a hotel other than the one SPSP has negotiated for? $50 please!

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