President Obama has published three articles in six months in three of the world’s most prestigious scholarly journals. Is it appropriate? With these precedents, what happens when the politics of the President conflicts with the politics of science?
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Dominic Walliman offers a visual map of the field of physics.
As a follow-up to the chef’s best books read during 2016, I’m happy to present a selection of our favorite university press reads of 2016 (and thanks to one of our commenters for the suggestion!). We tend to think of […]
A fragmented map found stuffed up a Scottish chimney is restored into a meaningful historical document.
As we’ve absorbed and adopted the information economy assumptions peddled by Silicon Valley, social isolation has increased, the definition of “fact” has become slippery, and the scientific record has become more superficial, less reliable, and more transitory. In fact, confirmation bias seems to have become our main operating principle. Maybe a change in economic incentives and greater skepticism across the board could help — all driven by more humans at the controls.
A look back at The Scholarly Kitchen in 2016 and a glimpse at what’s coming in 2017.
A few take-aways from STM Week, including London Information International — why publishers have to take security seriously, why OA may need to itself be disrupted, and why we might want to rethink the “content business” positioning we have.
A short video on how the US and the UK came to spell the same words differently.
We’re off for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, so we leave you with a musical moment to treasure.
John Oliver gives 2016 the thrashing it so clearly deserves.
A post election look at what publishers can learn from the process.
Are scholarly citation practices really the bedrock of engaged democratic governance? Maybe.
Six-plus years later, it’s time to revisit Michael Clarke’s now-classic post about disruption, or rather the lack thereof, in scientific publishing.
A time lapse look at the final stages of re-opening the New York Public Library’s magnificent Rose Reading Room.