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Identity Crisis — Does Print Need to Die for Online to Flourish?

The bias against printing has a technological basis and some business rationale, but are we underserving our role as “content marketers” by shutting down this option out of hand? Continue reading

Stick to Your Ribs: The Problems With Calling Comments “Post-Publication Peer-Review”

Revisiting Kent Anderson’s 2012 post about how comments and letters probably shouldn’t be branded as “post-publication peer review”. Continue reading

The Four Yorkshiremen: What Do Researchers Want?

Scholarly Kitchen chef, Robert Harington asks “what do researchers want?” From those in mathematics to tumor immunology, from gerontology to Melville studies, the answer is often “to do my research in the best way possible.” Using a dose of pythonesque humor, this post chips away at this question, providing an interesting example of how the American Chemical Society is thinking through such issues. Continue reading

Can Mega-journals Maintain Boundaries When They and Their Customers Align on “Publish or Perish”?

The “publish or perish” culture has created a major mega-journal. But are its boundaries and standards built properly to avoid becoming an enabler of that culture? Continue reading

Not As Advertised — Why an Academic Analysis of Medical Journal Advertising Is Fatally Flawed

A study of journal advertising support in large, multi-specialty journals fails on many key fronts. Continue reading

What is the Lifespan of a Research Article?

A new study reports on the usage half-life of articles in thousands of academic and professional journals. The results may help in the formation of public access policy and the setting of access embargoes. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Standards, Standards, Standards

Scholarly Kitchen chef Todd Carpenter discusses technical standards in today’s scholarly-publishing landscape, and what’s on the horizon. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Howard Ratner on CHORUS and ORCID

Howard Ratner, Director of Development at CHORUS, brings us up to date on that project and on the ORCID system, which turns one year old today. Continue reading

Scholarly Kitchen Podcast: Peter Brantley on Annotating the Web

Peter Brantley of Hypothes.is talks about efforts to bring an open layer of annotation to the Web, and what they mean for scholarly communication. Continue reading

Stick to Your Ribs: Challenging the Access Crisis

Revisiting a post from 2011 that called for evidence for a better understanding of access to the research literature. Continue reading

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