How many of you scholars faced the same situation faced
I would like to know have you ever gone through this situation.. because I have... This devastating not only for the future researches, but also the researches now.
It is the notion/attitude of most of academia we see everyday. Very hardly open up for changes, very traditional, very self orient living creature are common attributes in academia.
We need to have some answers to following questions -
Why we need to publish -
Yes I agree we need to publish our findings so the other researchers can gain, not only them but the whole world will gain
Why the researcher has to pay -
This is what I do not understand - to publish my work to shared by others why should pay a huge amount- why can not be a model where interest parties of our publication bare it in a model or as now academics should consider the free sources for the purpose.
I think this open access model will change the attitudes of researchers eventually, or we have to make a culture where it our skills not be measured by how many indexed (paid Publications) but how many people think the usefulness of the findings..