What do we mean by “branding”? Ten quick tips.
Preservation is an imperative for our community, yet the Digital Preservation Network is disbanding. What lessons can we learn from its struggle?
Today’s guest post on the importance of ensuring widespread community commitment to data citation is by Brooks Hanson, Daniella Lowenberg, Patricia Cruse, and Helena Cousijn
A public allegation of citation manipulation among 5 journals deserves a public inquiry.
Today’s post features an interview of Elsevier’s chairman Youngsuk (“YS”) Chi, conducted by ITHAKA president Kevin Guthrie during the opening session of ITHAKA’s Next Wave conference. It features discussion and perspective not only about Elsevier itself and its strategic direction, but also about broader changes in scholarly communication and approaches to organizational leadership.
Plan S, Science Europe’s plan to accelerate open access, includes strict technical requirements that may be too costly or practical for some OA journals, platforms, and repositories. Chef Angela Cochran reviews the challenges of the requirements and posits that the plan is really about Gold OA.
Plan S seems to favor larger, commercial publishers over smaller, independent, not-for-profit publishers. Is this an acceptable sacrifice or are societies, and not-for-profit publishing, worth preserving?
Plan S implementation guidance has not provided reassurance to anxious society publishers
Exclusive indexing deals in scholarly discovery hurt researchers and undermine the drive toward comprehensive library search.
Consultant Tao Tao offers an overview of the Chinese academic market. Where should you be concentrating your efforts?
A new Andy Warhol retrospective offers a chance to look back at both his prescience and his influence on our current culture.
What topic makes you uncomfortable in our industry? For me, it’s diversity: a subject that impacts me, but that I’ve never been courageous enough to address.
Meet our newest Chef, Jasmine Wallace.
Continuing our efforts to benefit from this year’s reader survey, today we share some stratified analysis by gender, race/ethnicity, and age and an update on efforts to diversify our contributors and perspectives.
As publishers increasingly lose control of the final stage of the publishing process, they are looking elsewhere to extract economic value. They are finding it upstream, in the various linked processes that lead to the (erstwhile) final document.