With a lawsuit filed last week Pen America, Penguin Random House, authors, and parents began fighting book bans. Other publishers should help.
Are we still doing the work it takes to make positive and impactful change? Are we continuing the work to break down systems, policies, and unwritten industry rules that are no longer fit for purpose?
Library budgets shrank for 2 decades. They can’t shrink any further because of COVID-19. In fact, they should grow despite contracting college budgets
Are the APC levels set for high-end OA journals too low to be sustainable? Are there other ways that might help high-end OA journals pay their way?
Observational studies claiming an open access citation advantage just keep coming, despite problems in reproducibility and a lack of adequate controls. Are we in for a similar literature on the subject of the impact of social media on readership and citation?
As the scholarly communication world becomes more complex and the issues we deal with become more politically and emotionally fraught, it becomes increasingly essential that we be able to tell the difference between anlaysis and advocacy. What markers can we look for to help us discriminate between them?
Nonprofit organizations are being asked to measure their social impact. Can they respond to these new challenges?