PUBLICATION ANOMALIES AND “PAYWALL” WOES IN ACADEMIA
Keywords:Publishing, paywall, impact factor, academia, research, authorship
. It is a boon to enhance the base in any encyclopaedias by adding new found knowledge for newer
superstructures that can lead to civilizational growth. However, the newly found knowledge should be profound
enough to be considered as the base. Otherwise, the superstructure of knowledge will not be of any use to meet the
requirement of civilizational growth. This essay is investigative to see through the anomalies the worldwide publi- cation web has at the present moment of history and the far-reaching negative impact it may ensure if the presentday academia is not responding to the suggestions made by the researchers in this context
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