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I think you shouldn't do it, but for slightly different reasons. I think that the following is likely true: 1 - prestige bias is a serious issue in academia, especially in the humanities 2 - It is likely that uploading a paper on those platforms undermines anonymity, because - the referee could easily end up seeing the paper on those platforms (you work on the same topic after all), before or after he accepts to review - if your referee is bad, he could easily google the paper and find out who the author is If I am right about (1) and (2), I think that people just shouldn't do it, because: - if you are a lesser known philosopher (early career, non-Anglo-Saxon affiliation, etc.), you give yourself an unfair disadvantage - if you are a well known philosopher, you give yourself an unfair advantage In fact, I think that the last case is especially pernicious (esp. if it is done disingenuously) and that we don't talk enough about it. It would be great if this issue was discussed more systematically in blogs about the profession, like this one.
Perhaps it's unrelated, but I think it's not: I've recently been cited, together with other papers on the philosophy of lying, in what looks like a bot-generated paper "Artistic Study of Elegant and Concise Chorus Conducting Style". My Google Scholar newsletter was then flooded with recommendations of similar fake papers in musicology, all quoting *exclusively* recent papers in philosophy of language. My impression is that we're experiencing a wave (dare I say pandemic?) of spam publications, and that Google hasn't yet stepped in to weed them out of the system. (Oh, and of course, in case you want to know more about elegant and concise conducting style: )
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May 16, 2020