This week The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs step off stage in order to spotlight research and researchers writing about racism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Today’s spotlight is “Libraries on the frontlines: Neutrality and social justice,” an article published in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal in 2017.
This week The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs step off stage in order to spotlight research and researchers writing about racism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Today’s spotlight is the “Racism in Medicine” issue of The BMJ.
Should the library focus first on serving its local constituency, or on changing the scholarly communication ecosystem? No matter how we answer this question, the implications will be complex.
How does research translate into societal impact, particularly in light of a refugee crisis?
Bamini Jayabalasingham, Ylann Schemm, and Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski present the takeaways of a new report by Elsevier, “The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens”.
From Siri to autonomous vehicles, the magic of tech innovations are wrought by human ingenuity — and setting boundaries around these technologies is a social enterprise, with inherently cultural implications.
One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?
An interview with Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice Chairman of India’s University Grants Commission, discussing strategies that are being employed to combat predatory publishing.
Typography is storytelling, and can be used to reveal truths or create myths. Learn more on how this works from Sarah Hyndman.
A reflection on the increasing rate of change in the technology space, enabled by the commoditization of compute capability and what the implications are for the world of scholarly publishing
How many articles from predatory journals are being cited in the legitimate (especially medical) literature? Some disturbing findings.
Given the reality of fraudulent publishers and their deceptive practices, will institutions consider more strongly guiding author choice of publishing venue in order to protect institutional reputation?
As community-owned and -led efforts to build scholarly communications infrastructure gain momentum, what can be done to help them achieve long term sustainability?
So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn’t it? Maybe the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.
Two years after its initial entry into the marketplace, Cabell’s Blacklist has matured into a carefully crafted and highly useful directory of predatory and deceptive journals.