Haggling for cheaper content today will certainly have hidden and unpleasant costs — large and small — down the road.
A look back at a cultural icon on the 50th anniversary of his greatest creation.
What will we be discussing and debating on the Scholarly Kitchen five years from now? Will scholarly communications look very different? Will there be virtually no change at all? This month we asked the Chefs: What will you be writing about five years from now?
A new kind of predator is taking advantage of unsuspecting authors. In this post, Angela Cochran discusses the forged acceptance letters received and what publishers can do to help authors avoid this costly and embarrassing pitfall.
It’s a well-known secret that women are paid less than men — in scholarly publishing as in other sectors — but the UK government’s recent legislation requiring organizations with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap provides valuable data on just how much of a gap there is…
John Linton offers his thoughts on diversity, perspective, and the need for empathy.
NASA offers a high definition tour of the moon. But if you find a monolith, be ready to evolve.
Editor’s Note: Today’s Guest Post is written by Jasmine Wallace, the Peer Review Manager at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Washington, D.C. At ASM she sets peer review priorities and helps ensure peer review practices and policies are […]
How can secrecy and openness most productively coexist when it comes to the intellectual property of universities and their research faculty? Some thoughts from the new vice president for technology and venture commercialization at a Tier 1 research university.
Today, Clarivate is announcing that it recently acquired Kopernio, a startup launched last year to streamline access to scholarly content.
Researchers say journal article recommendations are useful. Do these publisher platform features influence user behavior? How might they increase discovery and serendipity in the researcher’s workflow? A series of studies provide new evidence of increased reader engagement.
Can you spot a correctly written looptail g? Some interesting results on how writing may influence reading.
The buzz around blockchain is mounting. But does it fit with scholarly publishing’s incentives and practices?
These powerful testimonies, by people of color, about their experience of racism in scholarly publishing, clearly show that we have “a great deal of powerful and humbling work to do” to address racism and the white-dominated culture of our industry.
Love it or loathe, blockchain is making the headlines everywhere! But what exactly is it? Does it really have a role to play in scholarly communications? If so, what and how? In this interview, Joris van Rossum (Digital Science) and Martijn Roelandse (Springer Nature) answer these questions and more.