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Academic Resources: A PSA
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:10:39 PM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: Academic Resources: A PSA
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 04:50:45 PM »
Good to know.

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Re: Academic Resources: A PSA
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 05:14:35 PM »
I've received a long essay on the Urum language (a heavily Greek-influenced Crimean Tatar dialect) asking the author by e-mail, but I didn't know this worked this way. Very good to know.

One might also put the DOI number of the article in Sci-Hub, but this is probably piracy. There are Deep Web channels with the same function (almost definitely piracy), but I don't trust downloads there.
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Re: Academic Resources: A PSA
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 06:13:12 PM »
A lot of people reflexively shy away from contacting a paper's author directly, believing that academics are busy people who don't bother to check emails. My experience is that all writers - academic, creative, anything in between - treat communications from readers like fan mail and will go out of their way to satisfy requests. (I once contacted the editor of a semi-official cultural publication to request permission to repost one of their articles on my blog. They not only granted permission, they sent me a revised and expanded copy of the text.)
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Re: Academic Resources: A PSA
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 09:52:31 PM »


Apparently for academia "getting published" is supposed to be reward enough.

I'm glad Holly disagrees.