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…
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.
Ending our week-long celebration of The Scholarly Kitchen’s first decade, we are delighted to launch our first-ever readership survey. Find out how you can give us your feedback!
We’re getting ready to paint the town red in celebration of SSP’s 40th anniversary this year! Find out more about our plans and how you can get involved.
Outreach was the word of the moment at PIDapalooza 2018. So how can we improve persistent identifier adoption and usage by researchers?
Illegitimate – or predatory – journals are on the increase. What’s more, authors from high-, middle-, and low-income countries are now known to be publishing in them. Find out why this is the case and how we can work as a community to help stop their spread, in this interview with Kelly Cobey and Larissa Shamseer of Centre for Journalology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, to coincide with their new paper on the topic in Nature Human Behavior.
Learn how – and why – the Society for Scholarly Publishing is committed to addressing issues around diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications in this interview with Executive Director, Melanie Dolechek.
Earlier this year, an American Geophysical Union analysis of peer review in its journals revealed evidence of gender bias, with women being less likely to be invited to review than men despite being more likely to be the first author of an accepted paper. In this interview, Brooks Hanson (Senior Vice President, Publications) and former Data Analyst, Jory Lerback describe the original study and the AGU’s efforts to address this bias.
Today we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day in this summary of a new report, Championing the Success of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, and Medicine: A collection of thought pieces from members of the academic community.
To round out Peer Review Week 2017, here’s a brief summary of some key takeaways from this year’s Peer Review Congress, held every four years.