Ask a Researcher: Advice for New PhD Students - EdTech Researcher - Education Week

Although I thought it was depressing when I first read it, this is probably good advice for those who want a job in academia: "You need to decide early on if you want to keep an academic option open. If you do, you need to devote yourself more or less entirely to academic publishing." Let me add this: If you're dissatisfied with the state of academic publishing, getting into academia might be a key step in helping change it.