Academic NFTs

Reviewed by Greg Wilson / 2023-05-12
Keywords: Editorial

It's 2023, and open-access preprints are still available for less than half of the papers being presented at the world's largest software engineering research conference. Putting it another way, more than half of the people presenting at the conference don't care if practitioners like me know what they're doing. To paraphrase Mike Hoye, paywalled research papers are the academic equivalent of NFTs.