Who’s reading what’s being written?

This was an interesting tweet:

The linked article was direct about the “crap” online.

Professors usually spend about 3-6 months (sometimes longer) researching and writing a 25-page article to submit an article to an academic journal. And most experience a twinge of excitement when, months later, they open a letter informing them that their article has been accepted for publication, and will therefore be read by…… an average of ten people.

It is a criminal waste of intellectual capabilities for “mature research”.

The author further mentions:

82 percent of articles published in the humanities are not even cited once.Of those articles that are cited, only 20 percent have actually been read.

Draw your own conclusions!