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Ask The Chefs: “When Do We Stop Printing?”

We ask our authors to gaze into their crystal balls regarding the future of print. Continue reading

The Importance of Funding Basic Science Research

FASEB’s Stand Up For Science competition winner brings perspective to the question of why we need to fund basic research. Continue reading

The Quest for the Perfect Vendor

There is no comprehensive solutions provider for academic book publishers today. The emergence of such a vendor could transform the academic book publishing world by inviting new entrants into the marketplace. Continue reading

Q&A with SAGE’s David Ross about PeerJ Investment

SAGE has announced its investment in PeerJ, an Open Access publisher with an unusual business model. SAGE’s David Ross answers some questions about the thinking behind this move and some of its implications for the future. Continue reading

The Authors Guild Loses (Again), and HathiTrust Wins–But What Does It Mean?

The Authors Guild’s lawsuit against HathiTrust over the latter’s massive library of digitized print books has been dismissed by the Second Circuit Court. What does this mean for libraries, authors, and readers? Continue reading

The 1% of Scientific Outputs — A Story of Strawmen, Sensationalism, and Scopus

A paper claiming to have identified “the 1%” in productive published researchers may suffer from problems with disambiguation, timing, and scope. Continue reading

How to Shoot the Moon with D2C Sales

In order to build direct-to-consumer sales, university presses should consider streamlining their publishing programs and focus on a small number of subject areas, even just a single area. Continue reading

Technology and Digital Scholarship

An overview of new tools available, to help us consider how publishing may better incorporate technology in the context of a connected society. Continue reading

Stories of Tech Failure: The PicturePhone

A fascinating look at a failed technology from 1964, and what it might have become. Continue reading

NISO Vets Research on Altmetrics

NISO has released the results of their year long study of Altmetrics in draft form for comment. Continue reading

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