A blog post based on a talk purports to convince us that OA is good for not-for-profit societies. However, it accomplishes just the opposite once you get past the misinformation and misinterpretations.
Editors have learned how to exploit a simple loophole in the calculation of the Impact Factor. Is it time to close that loophole?
By labeling activities that make things affordable and alleviate pressures throughout the system, those who argue against “double-dipping” are not only making things less affordable, but putting forth double-standards.
The professional society is becoming unmoored from its publication benefits. Will publication benefits in an open access environment become a centerpiece of a new breed of membership organizations?
Will massive open online courses (MOOCs) disrupt higher education? With recent announcements, the potential seems to be growing.
A great analysis of why it was technologically impossible to fake the 1969 moon landing.
Free services and open access are distorting the publishing world. Will the big only get bigger?
A new publishing ecosystem is emerging that includes among its participants O’Reilly Media, Pearson, Safari Books, Barnes & Noble, Microsoft, and Liberty Media. This new ecosystem may come to challenge the proprietary ebook networks of Amazon and Apple.
A new way to view journal content in PubMed Central casts journal branding aside for a uniform PMC approach.
Dame Janet Finch admits OA will cause problems for learned societies. What does that portend, especially when viewed alongside more backlash?
A recent exhortation to support post-publication peer-review with awards shines a light on the holes in both ideas.
As traffic continues to come in through side doors, what is the function of the home page?
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The herd of social sharing sites in the sciences is being culled. And one — Mendeley — may be assimilated by Elsevier.
With the NFL playoffs at their peak, what better time to have a little fun at the expense of highly paid players?