Tribes & Tribulations

As someone who works inside/outside my original disciplinary boundaries, works across the disciplines, and has promoted interdisciplinary research - this was an interesting story: Boxed into our disciplines, we academics toil away, slaves to the journal-impact factor. Everything about our research has to be geared to the style, interests and ideology of the most prestigious journals in our field. And some academics labour in obscure, forgotten, overlooked corners, where there are few journals of extremely…