This is where innovation happens, not among the gods on Mount Olympus but in small, tangible ways where people go about their lives and try to improve them a little bit at a time. We all work together, unknowingly, making things better, faster, cheaper.
How do we lay down the layers of “pavement” that build up a quality scholarly communications system that is safe and durable and meets the capacity demands of the scholars of today and, equally importantly, tomorrow? @lisalibrarian
Why aren’t libraries providing support for your open access or open science initiative? Be careful what you assume.
A look back at Joe Esposito’s 2008 essay on Open Access — what has come to pass and what has changed since then?
Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.
Revisiting Alison Mudditt’s 2018 post on sexual harassment in our community. What has changed in the last three years, and what can we continue to do to eradicate this behavior for the next generation of women.
A hackathon for the Financial Times Top 50 journals list is underway for those who want to shape how metrics are developed. An interview with Andrew Jack.
Article Attention Scores for papers don’t seem to add up, leading one to question whether Altmetric data are valid, reliable, and reproducible.
Looking back at Richard Poynder’s in-depth analysis of the state of open access. What’s changed since then?
Shaun Khoo discusses the legal quandaries created by the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy (RRS).
For smaller and independent publishers, the Transformative Journal route to Plan S compliance seems like a viable option. At least until you see the reporting requirements.
Calls for a monoculture of scholarly communication keep multiplying. But wouldn’t a continued diversity of models be healthier?
At a recent meeting, a debate was held on the motion: Preprints are going to replace journals. I was asked to oppose the motion and this post is based on my arguments.
This eighth episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast is the second in a two-part series on open access publishing. In this episode, Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Ann Michael (DeltaThink) discuss some of the more complex aspects of the OA landscape, such as funder mandates, Plan S, and transformative agreements.
AAAS continues its commitment to the subscription model to praise from cOAlition S. Are there lessons for other publishers?