What are among the stickiest, most strangling tentacles in the world? That’s right, the tentacles of profiteering journal publishers! (Why am I saying such nasty things about them? Well, because they charge huge fees for access to articles that researchers give them for free and other researchers peer review for free. That’s right, they get articles, copyrights, and labor for free, and then they make a fortune charging the (often nonprofit) institutions that employ those researchers for access to those articles!)
For Brooklyn College’s Faculty Day Conference this week, a few colleagues and I made a poster illustrating just that predatory behavior and introducing open access as an alternative. But we didn’t make the poster for in-house use only! No, we want to share the files with you. Change them a little or a lot and use them for your educational campaigns about open access!
- Here’s a small (8.5″ x 11″) PDF version of the poster, so you can see if you like it.
- Here’s a link to the full (44″ x 36″) PPT version of the poster (on Dropbox) — edit as you please!
- And here’s a link to an accompanying handout (also on Dropbox) — again, edit as you please!
(The octopus image is adapted from http://www.flickr.com/photos/luca-beanone-barcellona/4776886666/ (CC-BY-NC))