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.
Jasmin Lange from Brill suggests a path forward for open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Here’s your 12 point guide to blockchain. Written for non-technically minded scholarly publishing folk
Does Springer Nature’s first machine-generated book usher in a new era of authorship? Or readership? Are the robots writing?
Roy Kaufman of Copyright Clearance Center lays out an argument for a more robust and expansive use of licenses by rightsholders, especially in light of recent developments in the EU.
Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment.
Plan S has injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the debate about transformation to full and immediate open access, but what are we missing in our focus on the minutiae of compliance? How do we ensure that implementation ensures a more equitable system for all?
The latest report from SPARC is a departure from advocacy and is very well done. Robert Harington discusses key findings from Claudio Aspesi et al., for SPARC – A Landscape Analysis: The Changing Academic Publishing Industry – Implications for Academic Institutions
Analyzing subscription expenditures at the institutional level suggests that for US institutions, subscriptions represent a very slight burden on university budgets, while delivering value to many stakeholders.