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  1. #1 Publishing your academic texts and get paid? 
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    Hi,

    I found this German publisher named GRIN who pays you either $10 for each university / scholarly paper or essay you upload and publish or you get paid 40% of each sale. They already have 140,000 ebooks published.

    I've published some essays myself, and I am planing on submittig my thesis as well. So far I am happy with the service.

    What do you think about publishing your academic texts?

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    At the moment, It feels like you're promoting that service. Is this a Commercial?


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    No link to the site, so I am willing to listen. However, this is a strange first post, so I am skeptical.

    What kind of review process do they have for what is submitted? What is the intent of the site that they pay you for these papers? Are they re-selling your submissions for some purpose? I already subscribe to peer-review journals for my research content and they have a process in place which ensures articles have quality content. What guarantee does this site make that their content is of high quality?
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    gee
    As a university student i must have written well over 100 papers that scored an A
    Pity this was pre-desktop computer and pre-internet, or, I'd submit them all,
    even at 10 bucks a pop----------

    PhDemon------did you notice how much they charge to download "published" papers?
    Do you suppose the site will be used for plagiarism
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    I only text my friends, most academic places don't even allow texting, so why would I even have academic texts?
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    I think websites like this have been popping up to make money off people whose research can't pass peer review.
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    I think websites like this have been popping up to make money off people whose research can't pass peer review.
    But a lot of those fly under the "free access to research" banner. They get the writers to pay - quite a lot - to have their work published.

    Someone, somewhere, is going to have to do a lot more work on ranking journals. There are several respectable free-access-but-pay-to-publish journals. But the ones who publish any old bumf with barely an edit let alone review just because you pay them money are damaging the whole idea.

    This lot look a great deal more like a vanity press arrangement with possible plagiarism opportunities as a bonus.
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    I wrote a very, very bad paper for an English class while I was in college years ago, something about the "Social Significance of the Movie Easy Rider". Over the years since then, whenever I felt I was getting too cool or too smart or too educated or too debonair or too suave, I would take it out and read it. Always put me back in my place. But I think I would have to pay some website $100 to publish it. (And definitely under a pseudonym.)
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    I think you have blinded yourselves with pre-judging of the grin site.
    the nature of prejudice?
    It seems that they pay the author, then charge for downloads of papers/books they accept.


    GRIN | Publish your bachelor or master thesis, term paper, dissertation and essay
    GRIN | Upload | Publish your bachelor and master thesis, term papers and essays

    vanity press and vanity art shows for painters and sculptors really suck
    hell, i don't even like it when people want to charge me a submission fee just to look at my slides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    From the brief look I had, short essays/term papers seemed to be at the ~3-5(GBP) level, one of the theses I looked at was 13.99 (GBP) but some a quite a bit higher. I'm guessing it will be used extensively for plagiarism, to be fair their website has some anti-plagiarism bumf

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    but I'm not sure how effective they will be at stopping it...
    As far as I know, most schools have access to these sites, they quite often even have their own databases that store all the papers they have accumulated both from students and over the web. Then again, detecting plagiarism is usually as easy as typing a sentence into a search engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stander-j View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    From the brief look I had, short essays/term papers seemed to be at the ~3-5(GBP) level, one of the theses I looked at was 13.99 (GBP) but some a quite a bit higher. I'm guessing it will be used extensively for plagiarism, to be fair their website has some anti-plagiarism bumf

    GRIN | Help | Readers and Buyers

    but I'm not sure how effective they will be at stopping it...


    As far as I know, most schools have access to these sites, they quite often even have their own databases that store all the papers they have accumulated both from students and over the web. Then again, detecting plagiarism is usually as easy as typing a sentence into a search engine.
    So do they even verify that the school that graded the paper actually exists or is accredited? And not some agenda powered brainwashing cell deep in the hills of creepytown? I can just imagine the science papers coming from kids who are home schooled because their parents don't approve of the devil's science being taught in school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stander-j View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    From the brief look I had, short essays/term papers seemed to be at the ~3-5(GBP) level, one of the theses I looked at was 13.99 (GBP) but some a quite a bit higher. I'm guessing it will be used extensively for plagiarism, to be fair their website has some anti-plagiarism bumf

    GRIN | Help | Readers and Buyers

    but I'm not sure how effective they will be at stopping it...


    As far as I know, most schools have access to these sites, they quite often even have their own databases that store all the papers they have accumulated both from students and over the web. Then again, detecting plagiarism is usually as easy as typing a sentence into a search engine.
    So do they even verify that the school that graded the paper actually exists or is accredited? And not some agenda powered brainwashing cell deep in the hills of creepytown? I can just imagine the science papers coming from kids who are home schooled because their parents don't approve of the devil's science being taught in school.

    I really don't know if schools collect duck work, but if I were to guess, I think they probably do. Schools accumulate papers to verify who wrote the paper - so does it really matter whether the ideas are good or bad? These aren't papers they put in the library, or online, for student review, they are papers that are compared to student work when a professor/assistant has suspicions that the student stole the ideas, or stole the entire paper word-for-word, from another person. Whether or not the work is quackery doesn't matter - because if a student were to steal work it's a questions of ethics and whether or not the student should even be allowed to go to the school.
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