open-access is the future: boycott locked-down academic journals

danah boyd blogs about her frustration when publishing work that requires an institutional subscription to access: “On one hand, I’m excited to announce that my article “Facebook’s Privacy Trainwreck: Exposure, Invasion, and Social Convergence” has been published in Convergence 14(1) (special issue edited by Henry Jenkins and Mark Deuze). On the other hand, I’m deeply depressed because I know that most of you will never read it. It is not because you aren’t interested (although many of you might not be), but because Sage is one of those archaic academic publishers who had decided to lock down its authors and their content behind heavy iron walls.”

She does post a link to her work in its earlier essay form for those who don’t have access.