In light of the recent anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, we revisit Rick Anderson’s post on how journalists flag unsupported claims and blatant falsehoods, and whether preprint platforms should do the same.
Libraries and librarians the world over are complex, diverse, and distinctive — and they make for fascinating reading.
Sarah Ketchley and Lindsey Gervais discuss the value offered by programs in the digital humanities .
Why aren’t libraries providing support for your open access or open science initiative? Be careful what you assume.
Today’s post looks back on the Journal of Emerging Investigators as it approaches it’s 10th anniversary of providing a forum from middle school and high school students.
The SSP Career Development Committee’s Professional Skills Map is in its second iteration, and the results are presented here. The Skills Map aims to guide scholarly publishing professionals across industries and career levels in recognizing their personal strengths and interpersonal and technical skills, and then map those skill sets to fitting roles across the industry, empowering them to advance in their current roles and explore potential career paths they may not have previously considered.
Why is the latest internet craze so difficult? An engineer explains…
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.
It also can be something of a trap for a well-intentioned academic who wants to write for this audience, as writing for the lay person is often contemptuously dismissed as “popularization.” Woe to the academic who puts an article from The Atlantic or a book from Simon & Schuster into her tenure portfolio! It takes courage. My view is that these brave souls should be called out and celebrated. They are my heroes.
A pilot series of community peer review events from four organizations (AfricArXiv, Eider Africa, TCC Africa, and PREreview) have been developed to enable equitable practices of research evaluation and review.
Pearson is offering online access to its entire textbook collection for $15 a month. Will students go for it?
Calls for a monoculture of scholarly communication keep multiplying. But wouldn’t a continued diversity of models be healthier?
The crises that US universities are producing in cities are intensifying as fast as others they face. An interview with Davarian Baldwin, author of In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower.
The BYU Library’s latest humorous promotional video is out, and (if we do say so ourselves) it’s an instant classic.
In today’s post, Alice Meadows talks to Laura Feetham of IOP Publishing about their work to improve peer review quality in the physical sciences through their ongoing peer review excellence program.