The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Today brings Part 2 of the list.
A recent opinion paper by Richard Poynder @rickypo offers analysis and prognostication with regard to the current state and future prospects of #openaccess and the open access movement.
How many articles from predatory journals are being cited in the legitimate (especially medical) literature? Some disturbing findings.
Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson discuss some implications of a recent research report on the future of the scholarly monograph.
An interview with Springer Nature’s Dagmar Laging about the emerging transformative open access agreement with Germany’s Projekt DEAL.
An interview with Jason Lorgan, executive director of campus stores at @UCDavis, about the university’s innovative new textbook-affordability program.
Proposing a model for thinking about the interactions of rigor, cogency, accessibility, significance, openness, and impact in scholarly quality.
So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn’t it? Maybe the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.
Rick Anderson interviews Jeff MacKie-Mason about the University of California system’s recent break with Elsevier.
Two years after its initial entry into the marketplace, Cabell’s Blacklist has matured into a carefully crafted and highly useful directory of predatory and deceptive journals.