Curtis Kendrick, Dean of Libraries at Binghamton University, raises questions about whether cost-per-use is the appropriate metric for measuring the comparative value of library subscriptions.
If publishers truly are service providers, then better care should be taken in setting up journal submission guidelines and formats. This guest post by Mriganka Awati shares author feedback on the frustrations with the current submission processes and offers solutions for consideration.
In this guest post, Gisela Fosado and Cathy Rimer-Surles of Duke UP share highlights and a video from their panel session on equity at the 2019 AUPresses Annual Meeting, plus helpful recommendations to help us achieve equity in scholarly communications.
Where will FAIR end up? What will be its value to research data management stakeholders? To see into the future, Brian Lavoie of OCLC suggests we start by looking into the past in this guest post.
In this guest post, Katy Alexander (Digital Science), Becky Degler (Wiley) and Simon Holt (Elsevier) explain why the scholarly communications industry would benefit from being more inclusive in its recruitment and development of people with disabilities, highlighting the particular skills they bring to our industry
This year’s SSP annual meeting included a special track of non-traditional sessions. Guest Chef, Christine Orr writes about round tables, bringing your own topic and listening to those who might otherwise not speak up.
EMBO’s Bernd Pulverer looks at the revised Plan S Implementation Guidelines.
The idea of starting over with new peer review management system can make you break out in a cold sweat. Karen Stanwood offers her experience and lessons learned for those considering making a move.
Heather Staines shares highlights of this year’s Library Publishing Coalition Forum, especially the focus on open platforms and tools.
Guest blogger Julie Zhu discusses publisher strategies and industry standards for tending to the “plumbing” of content discovery and access.