[Irtalk] “Thank you for your kind permission to reprint.” NOT. | Socializing Science

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri May 30 11:39:53 SAST 2014

Why is it so strange to thank the publisher? Because it is your research.
They are your ideas, arguments and conclusions. It is your text, the
product of your creative thinking, your months of academic labour.
Something that you have, usually, revised again and again for publication
in your dissertation. How is it ever possible to think that part of this
product now belongs to the publishers of a journal? Whom you have to thank
for their kind permission to publish it again in the thesis for which it
was originally written?* What kind of alienation is needed to make this act
of prostitution seem like nothing more than simple politeness?*

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