Search Gear Notes

Search Gear #10 – I need your critical comments!

Go, I need your constructive critical comments. For me constructive criticism is the fast way to learn. So here is my first simple bit of code (which I’m prepared to share). How would you have done it differently and why is your way better than mine? What’s wrong with my Go style, and what bits…


ACM Author-Izer

The I think you will agree there are many problems with both the open access and closed access models of academic publishing. The closed access model forces the reader to pay (often within the region of US$25) per article, while the open model forces the author to pay (often within the region of US$1500) per article. The ACM seems to have found an excellent middle ground with their new Author-Izer service.

Open Access at a Price

I was recently offered the ability to publish one of my journal papers in a reputable journal but ‘Open Access’. The facility for me to do this was at the bargain price of $3250.