Proposing a model for thinking about the interactions of rigor, cogency, accessibility, significance, openness, and impact in scholarly quality.
As there is too little time to read all the papers, Paper Digest automatically lists out the key sentences of a paper.
The creator of an emoji translation of “Moby Dick” takes a look at the linguistic role that they serve.
What roles are e-books now playing, and what roles will they play, in scholarly disciplines for which books are a primary, often the apex, scholarly form? The first of two posts about e-books and university presses.
As the amount of scholarship continues to grow, Common Threads asks what new insights and utility can be found in reorganization of content for new audiences.
Does Springer Nature’s first machine-generated book usher in a new era of authorship? Or readership? Are the robots writing?
Two videos offer tips on separating the actual research done in medical studies from the often over-hyped media coverage.
Experimentation is key in supporting open access monographs. We’ve done the research and now it’s time to build a better user experience.
Does the Wiley/DEAL Publish-and-Read agreement open new pathways to open access? And what’s a PAR anyway?
An interview with Impactstory’s Jason Priem about their new tool, Get The Research.
What is reading, and what is happening to reading? These are critical questions for researchers, data analysts, editors, publishers, librarians — in short, for scholarly communications.
Over recent weeks, infrastructure has been a major focus for the community. Building infrastructure is important, but just as important is maintaining and evolving that infrastructure. Kate Wittenberg and Sheila Morrissey discuss the importance of preservation, and the work Portico has had to do to adapt to an ever-changing information landscape.
Now, of course copyright owners of “free” resources have the right to set the terms of access. They can put up a datawall that demands the exchange of personal information (and thus enables data tracking, reporting, and maybe even aggregation with other datasets) for the otherwise free article. I wonder how far we will see this extend.
Anita de Waard takes a deep dive into the language of science, and offers examples of what we can learn from other types of communication.
An interview with Marshall Poe, editor-in-chief of the New Books Network, a rapidly growing platform for podcasts about scholarly works.