Geowalling open content is proposed yet again. As a thought experiment, @lisalibrarian explores what Plan S principles would be compromised by this tactic.
How many articles from predatory journals are being cited in the legitimate (especially medical) literature? Some disturbing findings.
It’s Open Access week so this month we asked the chefs: What’s next for OA? What lies beyond the APC as a funding model? Let us know your thoughts!
Highwire’s Byron Russell reports on this year’s OASPA Conference, and future paths to sustainable open access business models.
The conversation around open access has shifted from “should we?” to “how are we going to?” The failings of the author-pays model are becoming increasingly evident. Finding better models is proving to be both urgently necessary and extremely difficult.
Robert Harington suggests that despite the critical role of scholarly societies in publishing and academia, the sad reality is it is the big corporate publishers who win.
An interview with Springer Nature’s Dagmar Laging about the emerging transformative open access agreement with Germany’s Projekt DEAL.
Scholarly publishing needs a scalable, easily adopted, and industry-wide approach to the problem of author manuscripts including citations to articles in fraudulent journals.
The Washington Post looks at the long history of vaccine skepticism.
Quality means different things to different people. How do you think different stakeholders would define quality in peer review?
What do statements of support for UC reveal about open access publishing, institutional priorities, and the role of library-publisher contracts?
Proposing a model for thinking about the interactions of rigor, cogency, accessibility, significance, openness, and impact in scholarly quality.
As community-owned and -led efforts to build scholarly communications infrastructure gain momentum, what can be done to help them achieve long term sustainability?
EMBO’s Bernd Pulverer looks at the revised Plan S Implementation Guidelines.
So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn’t it? Maybe the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.