A very peculiar practice

UK“Such is the pressure to write that academics have no time to read the flood of published work. Academic publishing has always had its own economy and culture, but sector expansion and the intensified push for print have combined to make it a distinctly odd affair. In most subjects, it is a heavily producer-driven activity, generated more by writerly imperatives than by readerly requirements, even allowing for the idea of the communal pursuit of knowledge …” (more)

[John Corner, Times Higher Education, 11 June]

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