In his book "Shakespeare and His Authors: Critical Perspectives on the Authorship Question" Prof. William Leahy, Brunel University London stated that the great bulk of serious biographies and studies of Shakespeare has been written by University academics (almost invariably professors and lecturers in English literature Departments).-
...an iron wall of hostility prevents any possible discussion of the authorship question among most english Literature academics.- It prevents even the admission that such a question might actually exist. - It seems inconceivable that a frankly Anti-Stratfordian paper could be presented, or accepted for presentation, at an academic conference organized by University english literature Departments.-
By contrast no investigative Authorship research of other academic institutions (e.g. by historians, psychologists, forensic scientists, legal scholars, mathematicians etc.) let alone a combined academic efforts or investigations have ever been undertaken systemmatically.
It seems obvious that Literature departments of Academia (...the recognized establishment of professional scholars, centered around universities, engaged in higher education and research) alone do not have the mental capacities or ressources, not to refuse the Shakespeare authorship problem .