Science’s historical progress can’t be assumed. It has to be reclaimed, re-established. That’s more difficult in a fragmented information space geared for extremism.
The “ebook revolution” in scholarly publishing has behaved more like an evolution. Are we reaching a key inflection point where users are central to our innovations?
Getting researcher buy-in to new tools and systems can be challenging – even when those tools are intended to help free them of administrative burden. A community approach, such as the publisher-led initiative to require ORCID iDs for authors, can be very effective.
When does a preprint become a publication?
What constitutes peer review of a data set?
Data makes content discoverable, aids in decision-making, enriches product development, etc., but what data are most critical to success?
Yesterday, Ithaka S+R published findings from our triennial survey of library deans and directors at academic institutions in the United States. The report examines the strategic directions of academic libraries as well as their staffing and spending plans for the coming years. The pivot towards new research, teaching, and learning services, and towards distinctive collections, is continuing, although it is encountering some headwinds.
A newly founded scholarly society brings a fresh perspective and offers some useful lessons for engaging the public and researchers alike.
Revisiting Joe Esposito’s 2011 post to think about why commercial publishers continue to dominate the landscape.
Most journals have adopted rapid publication processes, but with the rise of preprint servers and new trends among readers, maybe they can return to a slower, more considered pace.
In every publishing organization you need a rebel. Robert Harington talks with Peter Krautzberger, project lead for MathJax and rebel, about his views on Web publishing, ebooks and mathematics.
In the kind of digital community envisioned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, information literacy skills ought not to be treated as an afterthought.
Funders have shifted their focus, and are funding, investing in, or launching initiatives that compete with publishers and constrain researchers. What changed?
A neuroscientist tries to explain his research to different audiences, from a five year-old to a colleague.
Is there a gender gap in scholarly research? Is it widening or closing? Which countries are closest to equality and which are lagging behind? Elsevier’s new report on the gender gap in global research, published to coincide with International Women’s Day, provides some answers.