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Stick To Your Ribs: Ask the Chefs: “Are We a Service Industry Or a Product Industry?”

Revisiting a 2012 post to ask, do journal authors really give their articles away for free to publishers? Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: If It Isn’t Disruption, What Is It?

Three Scholarly Kitchen chefs talk about the uses and misuses of the term “disruption” in describing what’s going on in the scholarly publishing market. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Peter Binfield on PeerJ

Peter Binfield talks about progress at PeerJ since the innovative OA journal’s launch, and where the journal is headed. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Mitch Joel on Rebooting Your Business, and Your Life

Mitch Joel talks about how to survive and thrive in the current era of technology-driven change. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Jeffrey Beall on “Predatory Open Access”

Librarian Jeffrey Beall talks about his list of predatory open access journals, the potential pitfalls of article-level metrics, and more. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Anita de Waard on the Semantic Web, Data, and Discovery

An expert on the semantic Web, structured markup, and the emerging area of research data services talks about the current state of play. Continue reading

Businessman Closes Product, Community Enraged! The Death of Tools of Change

When a popular and iconic product is ended, the outrage doesn’t match the pragmatism and agility we all espouse. TOC’s end is one such example. Continue reading

Gold for Gold — Royal Society of Chemistry Uses OA as Incentive to Sell “Big Deal” Site Licenses

A clever way to sell institutional site licenses and Gold OA together helps one publisher find the fulcrum amidst uncertainty. Continue reading

Licensing Controversy — Balancing Author Rights with Societal Good

The CC-BY license is assumed to be an open access standard, but the situation is complex — for funders, authors, universities, and publishers of all types. Perhaps a less dogmatic approach would serve all parties better. Continue reading

Mendeley, Connotea, and the Perils of Free Services

Free services and open access are distorting the publishing world. Will the big only get bigger? Continue reading

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