Dan Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From a Western perspective, a noble tradition dating back to Greek philosophy
⇑ supply, ~ demand ∴ low $$$ (for publications)
Your career may benefit, however…
Plenty of $$$ for publishers
Tenure and promotion evaluation criteria differ from university to university, faculty to faculty, and department to department
"immediate dissemination and open access to scholarly articles" (arXiv.org)
Be careful: these entice you to upload your papers, at your legal responsibility.