Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Why am I not surprised?

It's already having a damaging affect on academic careers and scholarly activity. Citation data rules. I have a simple choice. If I want to keep doing this job, feed my family and keep my pension, forget publishing in open access journals, forget building my online reputation through self-publication (blogging is something I do in spite of my job, not because of it), and maximize my impact scores. Did I ever believe it would be different next time around? No.