Not common knowledge apparently.
@Skywise The latter half no not at all. That's awesome
@Skywise All of my engineering course was a lie!
@Skywise VERY TRUE
@Skywise I WILL PRINT YOU OF MY PAPERS AND SNAIL MAIL IT TO YOU IF YOU SAY YOU WILL READ IT
@shadow8t4 Yeah, there were definitely sources I just didn’t use due to this and sometimes hours more digging.
@Skywise Good to know. This is the mental struggle I have when supporting and buying music, books, games etc. If a game, or music is good I want my money to support the artist as an expression of my appreciation for their work.
But in the back of my mind I know that most of the money I paid for the album goes to the greedy publishers and the actual artist sees but barely s fraction of my appreciation.
Trickle-down economics in action.
@Skywise Oh! that's a good thing to know. (Would that also go for papers I'm not allowed to read because I'm in the EU and the publisher can't be arsed to deal with GDPR?)
@Skywise Also in France, we are now allowed to deposit our papers on archives such as hal . Everything there is publicly available.
@Skywise Wow, this needs to be shared more widely! I had no idea.
I've requested cine and film studies papers and was told by the author that the publication retains distribution rights. I wonder if this was incorrect or if it varies by field / publication.
(not that I have all that much; don't slashdot me I'm actually poor ^^'' )
(but hey, surely we could set up a bittorrent thing! :D )
(where the site doesn't distribute papers, just uses checksums to identify which pdf's are legitimate :D )
As for peer review...shouldn't the peers be doing that? XD
Which is practically the definition of crowdsourcing? XD
(where crowd = registered scientists)
@Skywise It really isn't.
Also, there are places that don't let you do that. NASA Goddard is one of them, we had to turn down the requests and ask them to contact the publications for copies.
@Skywise Your toot here is a public service.