Here’s a series of questions for anyone reading this: Was my Master’s Paper published? Would you consider my paper scholarly? How would you cite Perils of Strong Copyright? What do you think would increase the “authority” or “respectibility” of Perils? Does something need to be published in a peer-reviewed journal? Why or why not? Does the fact that 3000 people seem interested in it make a difference?
These are questions that I am currently wrestling with…the whole framework of scholarly publication is flawed, I think. Not only in the cost/access sense of the world (although I think my feelings on that are clear), but also in the judgement of what counts.