Robert Harington suggests that despite the critical role of scholarly societies in publishing and academia, the sad reality is it is the big corporate publishers who win.
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?
The Washington Post looks at the long history of vaccine skepticism.
On the eve of a peer review seminar in Australia, Alex Christopher interviews CSIRO’s Andrew Stammer and Publons’ Tiago Barros on the current state of peer review.
Could scholarly publishers’ skills and capacity be re-positioned to serve researchers at earlier stages in the research process, “upstream” of publication? Charlie Rapple shares findings from a survey of the communications needs of almost 10,000 researchers.
So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn’t it? Maybe the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.
What if, instead of enacting a caricature of Silicon Valley, Stanford recognized the future and threw its arms around Stanford University Press? That would be the smart move.
Two videos offer tips on separating the actual research done in medical studies from the often over-hyped media coverage.
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.
The scholarly communications marketplace has become increasingly difficult for the smaller independent and the society publisher. Here we preview our upcoming webinar looking at the future for these publishers.
Randy Townsend from the American Geophysical Union discusses the strides that organization has made toward equity and diversity.
When a University of Utah professor grew frustrated with the slim textbook offerings available to students of Arabic, she turned to the library for help. The result was the collaborative creation of a new and radically cheaper text — that got much higher ratings from students than the old one had. How did we do it?
How three transformations in scholarly publishing over recent years could help Bangladesh move out of the UN’s List of Least Developed Countries by 2024. Guest post by Haseeb Md. Irfanullah.
Robert Harington interviews Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science, discussing openness and findings from his recent report entitled The Ascent of Open Access.
Information access has an important role to play in tackling inequity in the global research and knowledge systems. But subscriptions to Northern journals are only part of the story for improving research equity in low- and middle-income-countries.