Posts Tagged ‘publishing’

Maney Archaeology (@ManeyArchaeo) has advertised Maney’s (general) Leeds Graduate Internship Programme (ideally, in humanities publishing) and London Graduate Internship Programme (ideally, in science publishing).(1) I couldn’t immediately find Maney’s profit margin; but, for example, Elsevier makes 36% pure profit; and academic publishers in general are estimated to make about 20-30%; yet Maney’s interns are unpaid.
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Over on Conflict Antiquities, I’ve explained that I won’t publish work that I can’t afford to read. Dover1952 (who does Archaeology in Tennessee) is bewildered by the unaffordable academic publishing industry (and it is bewildering). So, here, I want to consider getting paid for academic work, and getting excluded from the sector by the obstacles to accessing knowledge and doing unpaid academic labour.
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