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Guest Post: Kent Anderson UPDATED — 96 Things Publishers Do (2016 Edition)

Kent Anderson returns to update his essential list of just what it is that publishers do. Continue reading

Greetings from the Age of Abundance

A farewell to 2015, and some thoughts on why our culture has, in an age of abundance, slowed down so much. Continue reading

Welcome a New Chef in the Kitchen, Alison Mudditt

Please join me in welcoming a new Chef to the Kitchen. Continue reading

Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving in the US and we’re taking the next few days off. In the meantime, here’s a seasonal musical interlude. Continue reading

Crossing Boundaries in Scholarly Communication

The theme for SSP’s 2016 conference is Crossing Boundaries: New Horizons in Scholarly Communication. Here are some thoughts on a few of the boundaries that need to be crossed, not just at conferences but also in our community more generally. Continue reading

Viva VIVO! Thinking More Broadly About the Scholarly Communications Infrastructure

Inspired by this year’s VIVO conference, this post looks at why we need a better understanding of how the scholarly research infrastructure works today in order to keep improving it for the future. Continue reading

The Long Labor Day Weekend

A musical interlude to mark the symbolic end of summer. Continue reading

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

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