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Why Thousands Of Researchers Are Boycotting Nature’s Upcoming AI Journal

Why Thousands Of Researchers Are Boycotting Nature’s Upcoming AI Journal

Early next year, the Springer Nature publishing group will launch a new subscription journal devoted to artificial intelligence. Like its other journals, Nature will impose a pay wall and restrict access to paying customers – a move that isn’t going over well with AI researchers, who say a for-profit subscription…

Russian University Lovingly Erects Giant Concrete Monument To Peer Review

Russian University Lovingly Erects Giant Concrete Monument To Peer Review

Life as an academic is hard, if you discount the whole tenure thing. Assuming you’ve ever submitted a piece of research for publication, chances are you’ve had to go through the process of peer review — an often soul-crushing ordeal during which you and your ideas are metaphorically flayed by…