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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

Well, That Went Fast! A Few Last-Minute Reflections on a Year as President of SSP

Serving as President of SSP for a year let me see how uniquely beneficial this organization is for scholarly publishing. Continue reading

How Can We Make the Publishing Process More Sound?

At a time when more research articles are more readily available to more readers globally than ever before, it’s crucial we are confident that those papers meet the highest standards and, that on those occasions where they don’t, there is a sound system in place to revise or retract them. So what can we do to make the publishing process more sound?
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The Legal Hot Zone — The Hidden Role of Publishers in Academic and Scientific Legal Disputes

Legal issues are an inevitable part of publishing cutting-edge information in a world as political as academic research. However, the role of publishers in these matters, and their important contributions, are often concealed within necessary discretion. Continue reading

The Andraka Saga Continues — Vengeance via Wikipedia, and a More Complete View of the Claims

The Jack Andraka story develops further. SSP pages on Wikipedia are taken down by a disgruntled commentator. And Andraka’s draft paper gets a preliminary review, and both the reviewers and Andraka admit it’s less game-changing than the media has led us to believe. Continue reading

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