Status Publishing

In Academic Publishing Is All About Status, the view is expressed that publishing in academic journals is about signalling status rather than in communicating results. After all, many papers have been online in ArXiv or similar repositories, presented at conferences and discussed in blogs for some time so the contents hardly come as a surprise. All the journal publication does is supply varying amounts of credit to the authors and provide a somewhat more durable archiving of the contents. The original article is about the field of Economics but could equally well be about Statistics.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s