I wish academic papers were all freely available and in EPUB format.
@brainblasted Yeah, people are paid with our money to do research, and when they have a breakthrough, we have to pay again to gain access. It's outrageous!
researchers need to stay employed, and eat food, often with less than minwage for many years
can't do that without publishing to big journals. tell me let's try to bring that system down and I'm with you, but you can't realistically do academia w/o publishing to big ones at least a big portion of your work
if you want change ask your govts to fuck up publishers
@brainblasted sorry for tagging you along btw, I agree 100% with your OP fwiw
@brainblasted 100% on both points. Many other people in the replies are focusing on the ridiculous practice of closed journals—and that's fair. The terrible usability of journal article PDF formatting may not be as great a crime, but it's a crime nonetheless!
@brainblasted Same --- Although I actually don't really like EPUB format particularly --- I really want a format more similiar to wikipedia.
@alcinnz @VickyRampin @brainblasted They should be available as semantic XHTML with DPUB-ARIA and some sorta structured data for citations. So you can convert it to an accessible EPUB, a nice academic PDF, a BibTex citation, or a BibTex bibliography easily.
And if it uses headings + figures you could convert it into a slideshow.
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