17: Journals: Do we need them?

Episode 17 · June 22nd, 2016 · 51 mins 2 secs

About this Episode

Do we really need scientific journals?

Some of the topics discussed:

  • James trolling predatory journals with jibberish papers on the 'DONG' effect
  • How do these spammy journal invitation emails actually work?
  • Formal journals vs. preprint servers
  • The shift to preprints in psychology
  • Why do some journals forbid preprints?
  • An article defending the big publishers
  • How much does it really cost to have an online journal?
  • What if the public funders were to set up thier own journals?
  • What's the role of post-pubication review?
  • Do journals provide added value?
  • James' brush with the 'established' media


Publisher policies on preprints


How much do universities pay for journal subscriptions?


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