- The Huffington Post is now allowing students to publish summaries of their research.
- Benefits to authors publishing their work through HuffPo include feedback and exposure.
- Critics cite drawbacks, including publication refusal by more reputable academic journals later on.
Frantic seniors are known to spend days camped out in a library composing their theses. When they finish, that capstone document often ends up buried on a musty shelf in that same building.
Unsatisfied with having months of hard work and dozens of pages of scholarship sitting unread in a library stack or an adviser’s desk drawer, several students are taking advantage of a Huffington Post project that allows them to publish a summary of their research (800-1,000 words) on the online news site. ...