Ideally, we want science and scholarship to be not only available to the general public, but also comprehensible to them. But the challenges to doing so are real, and may vary both by discipline and by study type.
While few will disagree with their motives, the authors provide no roadmap for scientific societies. It may be time to learn from the successes of commercial rivals.
New detailed assessments of journals in the Global South will provide reassurance to authors and readers and guide editors on how to improve their journals.
A new study from Oxford University Press further documents the decline of reference resources, a category of scholarly material more than ready for an innovative era in its evolution.
Revisiting our review of Paula Stephan’s book after her keynote talk at the SSP Annual Meeting.
Linda Bennett and Annika Bennett of Gold Leaf discuss the results of their recent study of stakeholder views on the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
A video highlighting the work of Alfred Wegener, an outsider to the world of geology, who discovered continental drift.
Although just a few years old, FORCE11 has already established itself as a major force in scholarly communications To coincide with its recently launched Scholarly Communications Institute – a summer school for researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and post docs – Scholarly Kitchen interviewed its President, Cameron Neylon.
A brief summary of the main citation indicators used today.
Short films show the beauty of chemical reactions.
Do scholarly and scientific publishers risk more than they realize when they embrace modern media spectacle and seek to marginalize the PDF?
The new book by Tom Nichols, “The Death of Expertise,” is not perfect, but it is an important exploration of existential threats to science, education, and representative democracy.
TED Ed presents a video Periodic Table of the Elements.
Does a Master’s in Publishing make someone a more desirable candidate for a publishing job? Will that degree make them more successful if hired? See what the Chefs and our guest contributors say!
Is Greta Van Susteren right in taking universities to task for building “huge libraries” and in characterizing them as “vanity projects” that have been obviated by the growing online availability of books and other scholarly resources? Obviously not — that’s the position of an ignorant philistine. Except…