SSP: The Next Generation

How can we ensure that SSP continues to be “the community for everyone engaged in scholarly publishing”? As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, today we’re hearing from a range of early career professionals about their own career aspirations, and the role that SSP can play in helping them develop and thrive in a constantly changing landscape.

Is Copyright Piracy Morally Wrong or Merely Illegal? The Malum Prohibitum/Malum in Se Conundrum

Is copyright infringement malum prohibitum (wrong only because it’s prohibited) or malum in se (morally wrong in and of itself)? Interestingly, scholcomm commentators and legal reference materials often characterize it as the former–while both statute and case law treat it like the latter, classifying it as “property theft” and regularly awarding its victims both statutory and punitive damages.

Breaking the Silence: the #MeToo Moment in Scholarly Communication

We have all been shocked and disgusted by painful stories of harassment over recent months, so why have we heard nothing from our own industry? As many can attest, sexual harassment is just as real and pervasive in scholarly communication as elsewhere. It’s time for us to own this and to begin working together to eradicate this behavior for the next generation of women.