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Gone Fishing: Happy Fourth of July

We’re taking a week off, so here’s your traditional 4th of July musical interlude. Continue reading

Closed for the SSP Annual Meeting

We’re taking the next two days off for the SSP’s Annual Meeting. You can follow the twitter hashtag #ssp2015. New posts to resume on Monday. Continue reading

Welcome a New Chef in the Kitchen, Karin Wulf

Please welcome our newest Chef, Karin Wulf from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Continue reading

The Value in Attending Editorial Board Meetings

It is now conference season, which for me means lots and lots of editorial board meetings. The next swing comes in the fall when the fiscal year comes to a close. With 35 journals in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishing program, it can be difficult to provide attention to each and every one. … Continue reading

Elvis Has Left the Kitchen: Thanks Kent

A tip of the hat to a departing “Chef”. Continue reading

Central Casting — The Funding Problems We’re Baking Into the Future of Scholarly Publishing

As we drift into a scholarly economy with centralized payment mechanisms and greater dependence on government funding, are we truly setting ourselves up for long-term independence and success? Continue reading

Welcoming a New Chef into the Kitchen: Charlie Rapple

Charlie Rapple, cofounder of Kudos, joins The Scholarly Kitchen. Continue reading

Welcoming a New Chef into the Kitchen: Roger Schonfeld

Meet Roger Schonfeld, our newest Chef in The Kitchen. Continue reading

A Head of Schedule — The Increasing Importance of Project and Portfolio Management

The project manager has become a critical part of success in a publishing world with more complex systems, processes, and vendor relationships. But finding a good one is still a challenge. Continue reading

CNN and the End of the World

An odd find from earlier this week — the video CNN plans to play at the end of the world. Continue reading

A Look Back at 2014 in The Scholarly Kitchen

We’re off for the holidays, and offer this look back at 2014 in lieu of new posts. See you in 2015. Continue reading

Welcoming a New Chef into the Kitchen: Phill Jones

Digital Science’s Phill Jones officially joins the Scholarly Kitchen as a regular blogger. Continue reading

Buried in the Matryoshka — Unpacking the “Value Add” of Peer Review

Publishers often slap labels on activities that are complex, expensive, and high-value. Worse, we often accept people calling these activities “value-add” when they are core functions of how scientific information shared. Continue reading

UPDATED — 82 Things Publishers Do (2014 Edition)

The annual update to the list adds some important items overlooked on prior versions, including design, enforcement of editorial policies, and Board interactions. Continue reading

Well, Blow Me Down — A Tale of Spinach, Citations, Nutrition, Epistemology, and Cognitive Ease

More and more studies are emerging showing how misdirecting and expanding citations can lead to long-term misconceptions and mistaken belief systems in the sciences. Continue reading

Instruction Junction — The Ballooning Lists of Editorial Policies, and the Burdens They Create

Long “Instructions to Authors” filled with ancillary policies and undifferentiated requirements don’t help authors, staff, or editors. As the graveyard for unmade decisions, they’ve only gotten longer and more opaque. Maybe it’s time to clean yours up! Continue reading

Welcome Our Newest Chef, Jill O’Neill

Please welcome our newest Chef, Jill O’Neill from the NFAIS. Continue reading

How Important Are University Press Books to the Library? One Case Study

How much of the book usage in a research library collection involves books from university presses? Findings from this case study suggests that the answers are complex and, to some degree, suprising. Continue reading

2001 (Posts, and counting…)

The Scholarly Kitchen reaches a numerical milestone. Continue reading

Gone Fishing: Back in a Week

It’s been a crazy busy Spring for all at The Scholarly Kitchen and we’re taking a much needed week off. Continue reading

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