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How Scholars Hack the World of Academic Publishing Now

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You can form a cartel. Or you can ignore it all together.

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If you want to understand the modern academy, it wouldn’t hurt to start at “impact factor.”

Every year, the company Thomson Reuters assigns every academic journal an “impact factor.” Impact factors measure, roughly, how often papers published in one journal are cited by other journals. It is an ecological measurement, in other words. You’d recognize the names of journals with the highest impact factors — Nature, Science, etc. — but the world of scholarly journals is enormous, and there’s crowding at the bottom.

Two stories today illustrate the problems with impact factors, and the difficulty of measuring knowledge through any metric.

First, Nature News revealed that a Brazilian citation cartel had been outed by Thomson Reuters. That’s right: a citation cartel.

The Brazilian government measures graduate schools based on the impact factor of the journals that those schools’ students publish in. Brazilian journals, many of which are newer, have low impact factors, so Brazilian graduate students often publish in journals abroad. This makes them and their graduate program look better, but it means the commercial benefit of Brazilian scholarship flows, in part, to non-Brazilian companies.

So editors at a set of Brazilian journals began linking to each others’ journals... a lot. The flurry of cross-citation made every journal appear more influential, and succeeded in raising the journals’ impact factor in 2011. For a moment, the scheme worked.

Until it didn’t.


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Karen Pearlman's comment, September 7, 2013 8:23 PM
The implication here is that applying economic rationalization to research culture seems to lead directly to a) corruption; b)meaningless research activity; c) strife filled worlds for academic researchers whereby value is measured against criteria external to the research concerns; and d) probably lower standards of teaching since this research outputs have more "value" for academic's careers.
Christos Nikolaou's comment, September 8, 2013 1:10 AM
sounds unfortunately true...
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300 Cultural Icons: Great Artists, Writers & Thinkers in Their Own Words

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The greatest Cultural Icons appear in timeless audio and video. Includes footage of Tolstoy, Twain, Miles Davis, Gertrude Stein, Einstein, Freud and more.
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Putting Time In Perspective - Wait But Why

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If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second.
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Margaret Wertheim – The limits of physics

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In trying to resolve the stubborn dualities of their field, physicists create ever more mind-boggling versions of reality
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‘Powers are attributed to any structure of ideas,’ Douglas writes. We all tend to think that our categories of understanding are necessarily real. ‘The yearning for rigidity is in us all,’ she continues. ‘It is part of our human condition to long for hard lines and clear concepts’. Yet when we have them, she says, ‘we have to either face the fact that some realities elude them, or else blind ourselves to the inadequacy of the concepts’. It is not just the Lele who cannot parse the pangolin: biologists are still arguing about where it belongs on the genetic tree of life.

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The Impossibility of Growth | George Monbiot

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13 Lectures from Allen Ginsberg’s “History of Poetry” Course (1975)

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If you want to understand poetry, ask a poet. “What is this?” you ask, “some kind of Zen saying?” Obvious, but subtle? Maybe.
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The logic of Buddhist philosophy – Graham Priest – Aeon

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Buddhist philosophy is full of contradictions. Now modern logic is learning why that might be a good thing
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Hannah Arendt Discusses Philosophy, Politics & Eichmann in Rare 1964 TV Interview

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Hannah Arendt’s work has come under some critical fire lately, what with the release of the Margarethe Von Trotta-directed biopic, starring German actress Barbara Sukowa as the controversial political theorist.
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Seven Types of Ambiguity: A film on William Empson by Ilana Simons

A short film illustrating William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity. Of her film, Ilana says, “Empson’s book is a masterpiece of literary theory: a massively…
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6 Symposium: Speculations on Anonymous Materials - Reza Negarestani - YouTube

Symposium: Speculations on Anonymous Materials Participants: Maurizio Ferraris, Markus Gabriel, Iain Hamilton Grant, Robin Mackay, Reza Negarestani The Specu...
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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

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Teorias de Aprendizagem ea Aprendizagem AMBIENTES EM do Século XXI

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Nice summary of many learning theories in one place!

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This is truly one mindmap that takes sometime to comprehend. 

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900 Years of Tree Diagrams, the Most Important Data Viz Tool in History | Design | WIRED

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Trees are a data viz tool that has outlived empires and endured huge upheavals in the arts and sciences.
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Consciousness Might Emerge from a Data Broadcast

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What is consciousness? A neuroscientist's new book argues that it arises when information is broadcast throughout the brain
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Lecture: Brian Eno (New York, 2013)

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Touched By The Tremendum (March 27, 1990) | Edge.org

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"This is our birthright. It is profoundly our birthright in the same way that our sexuality is our birthright. The notion that a person would call themselves intelligent and aware and present in the world and that they would go from the cradle to the grave without ever having a psychedelic experience is nothing short of obscene; it's absurd. It makes my flesh crawl in the same way that celibacy and virginity make my flesh crawl. What a horrible, horrible waste of a human life."

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Slavoj Zizek – Ecology without Nature « NextNature.net

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How Different Cultures Understand Time

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Time may seem universal, but different cultures interpret it very differently.

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Beauty is truth? There’s a false equation – Philip Ball – Aeon

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Scientists prize elegant theories, but a taste for simplicity is a treacherous guide. And it doesn’t even look good
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10 Rules for Students and Teachers Popularized by John Cage

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Avant-garde composer John Cage started out as a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg. He greatly looked up to the exiled Austrian as a model of how a true artist ought to live.
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89plus Marathon: Hito Steyerl

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William S. Burroughs talks about Writing and Art - YouTube

William Burroughs T-Shirts at http://www.antiherotshirts.com/ Burroughs discuses Writing, Art and Archetypes.
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Age of Wonder: Mistaken ideas about Darwinism - we make money not art

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‘The Character of Physical Law’: Richard Feynman’s Legendary Course Presented at Cornell, 1964

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Lecture One, The Law of Gravitation:

Feynman ended the first of his famous 1964 Messenger Lectures at Cornell University, a talk entitled 'The Law of Gravitation, an Example of Physical Law.' (See above.) The lectures were intended by Feynman as an introduction, not to the fundamental laws of nature, but to the very nature of such laws.
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Improving Reality 2013 - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg - YouTube

LigWe assume design will make things 'better', but what do we mean by better? Longer-lasting? Cheaper? Sustainable? Hi-tech? Whose 'better' ultimate shapes our common future? Now synthetic biology is attempting to transform biology -- and life with it -- into a design and engineering discipline, finding ways to ask these questions is as important as ever. Daisy will talk about her work within synthetic biology, asking: can we use design to shape our future, rather than perpetuate the present?.


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Big Think Interview With Howard Gardner - YouTube

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"I’ve never met Obama, I don't know whether I ever will, but if I had 90 seconds with him in an elevator this is what I would say: Mr. President, American society has been dominated by the three M’s: moneys, markets and me. Especially the young, the best, and the brightest, the students that I work with they want to be rich, they believe totally in the market, even though that’s a very complicated thing and it’s all about me. We have to switch them, first of all, 90 degrees to the three E’s, which I hope will be visible on the camera. Excellence, engagement, and ethics; that’s what I call good work. Good work is the people who know what they’re doing, are engaged in it, and try to do it in a responsible way."

 

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