A Creative Commons license is irrevocable; it says so right in the license. But it also says you can change your mind and distribute the work differently, or not at all. What does this mean?
The research community is increasingly caught up in geopolitical events and strategies.
In a new twist on academic fraud, a company now offers to pay you to write and publish book reviews that will be credited to someone else.
Susie Winter reviews recent data on cybersecurity for academic libraries, as well as a survey of awareness and attitudes toward best practices among librarians.
Some scientific “urban legends” get debunked in today’s video. How does incorrect “common knowledge” become established?
Joe Esposito looks back at a 2011 post offering a parable of the role in innovation in publishing and makes the case that we should not criticize companies that try and fail to do new things.
Alice Meadows revisits a post from 2013 that looked at how the scholarly publishing field fares in terms of the number of women in leadership roles. Nine years later, has anything changed?
How infuriating is it to watch a movie about your area of expertise and realize just how wrong it is?
Are libraries “neutral”? That question is way too simplistic to serve as anything other than a political football.
A look at developments in research integrity, and the attempt to build a universal culture of ethical and responsible practice in research as well as systems within the overall research ecosystem for such a culture to flourish.
A report on the SSP Publisher-Funder Task Force’s meeting of senior researchers, university administrators, funders, publishers, and representatives from other organizations on the topic of Responsible Research Assessment for the 21st Century.
In light of the recent anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, we revisit Rick Anderson’s post on how journalists flag unsupported claims and blatant falsehoods, and whether preprint platforms should do the same.
Adeline Rosenberg offers a look into the value of providing plain language summaries in research papers, and the standards created for doing so.
An interview with Helen Zhang on the proposal for an Academic Integrity Awareness Index.
A look back at Joe Esposito’s 2008 essay on Open Access — what has come to pass and what has changed since then?