Noted journalist and scholarly communication observer Richard Poynder explains why he has given up on the open access movement.
The intended beneficiary of public access is “the American public,” and we need so much more than access to the biomedical literature.
We asked the Chefs for their thoughts on the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence.”
We asked the Chefs to weigh in with their thoughts on the new “Towards Responsible Publishing” manifesto from cOAlition S.
Nicko Goncharoff presents an overview of the STM/CUJS China Symposium and offers key takeaways, including China’s increasing concern over APCs and Gold OA costs, divergent views on research integrity, and better routes to cooperation.
A mixed bag post from us — can you separate out the significance of research results from their validity? What will the collapse of the Humanities mean for scholarly publishing writ large? And a new draft set of recommended practices for communicating retractions, removals, and expressions of concern.
Here I propose a framework for a Voluntary Contribution Transaction system to recognize the voluntary contributions in the scholarly workflow and to give tangible benefits to the volunteers.
An appeals court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to require deposit of published works in the Library of Congress
Coinciding with the launch of Healthcare Information for All’s global community survey, Alice Meadows interviews their Global Coordinator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, about his organization’s work to ensure equitable access to reliable healthcare information for everyone.
The STM Association has launched an SDG roadmap. It is a list of suggested steps to provide inspiration and pathways to navigate the sustainability initiatives and actions that publishers and societies can undertake.
Why are companies so effective at ruining slang?
The Nelson Memo is being contested. Will the incumbents of the scholarly publishing world stand up for the Memo and fight for its funding?
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe provides a current refresh on the open access (OA) funding landscape, and more specifically on the 2022 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Nelson Memo.
With a lawsuit filed last week Pen America, Penguin Random House, authors, and parents began fighting book bans. Other publishers should help.
Data quality and record keeping are going to grow in importance as a result of AI applications.