No more Academia.edu

Today I deleted the content I had uploaded to Academia.edu and closed my account. I took this action after contacting Academia.edu multiple times about the deceptive emails they send to get people to sign up for their premium service.

I’m looking for a more ethical alternative service. If you have one you like to use to share your scholarly work, please feel free to mention it in a comment here.


Update added Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Two articles about for-profit companies using scholarly work produced by others to make money:

Two not-for-profit companies providing ways to share scholarly research without getting flooded with SPAM:

I am still reading about these organizations and other efforts to provide true Open Access for my own work. If you know of others, please share them.

ὁ κῆπός μου νιφοστιβής ἐστιν

ὁ κῆπός μου νιφοστιβής

Thanks to Sententia Antiquae for the snow-related vocabulary. What an appropriate post for our current situation! We don’t have a lot of snow here in Chapel Hill, but it’s enough to make minor roads dangerous, causing local schools to be closed for the day.

Καλά Χριστούγεννα 2015

I wish you all a peaceful and joyous Christmas.

Seeing the flow of traffic that comes in to this blog every year on Christmas Eve is a beautiful experience for me. I appreciate your visit, whether you come to learn about Greek or Greek Linguistics, or even if this is the only time you have ever come to the Greek Language and Linguistics Blog and you just wanted to learn how to say Merry Christmas in Greek (You can get that here).

Peace and joy to you all.

Nativity, by Jeff Weese, Creative Commons
Nativity, by Jeff Weese, Attribution 2.0 Generic Liscense