Michael Gove's critics have been accused of blindly slating anything he proposes without fully listening. Yet this latest policy, grounded in a blind obsession with a return to the 'good old days' of education, could trap the next generation of teenagers within discriminatory structures that have long been opposed.
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conventionally been channelled through by a small number of companies who
maintain high fees for journal subscriptions. But as open source software
continues to provide high quality free alternatives for autodidacts and beyond,
the lifespan of this model is increasingly being called into question. The
‘Academic Spring’ is gathering momentum but what does this mean for the future
of the peer-review system?
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