We often talk about how our customers (a.k.a. users, researchers, authors, readers, etc.) are being overwhelmed by the flood of information available today. Let’s not forget that we are consumers of information as well. How are we handling information overload? […]
A new science blogging scandal shows that the conflicts between commercial platforms and bloggers continue to dog the integration of blogs into mainstream media outlets.
Join a group of Scholarly Kitchen “Chefs” for a session at the upcoming Publishing Business Conference & Expo.
Revisiting the subject of social media and scientific research–have we made much progress in the last few years?
The Board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing votes to restore disputed posts in order to stand for the organization’s core principles of discussion, freedom of expression, and welcoming all perspectives.
The Kitchen continues to thrive — more than a million views in 2012, thousands of followers, and a lot of energy going into 2013. Here are some details.
After a summer full of interesting posts and time to think, a bit of reflection seems in order as we head into Fall.
Post-publication peer-review systems are still something fancied here and there. But with comments failing on blogs everywhere, especially as traffic grows, more bloggers are talking about new approaches — ones that focus on invited experts, quality opinions, and high standards. Where have we heard that before?
Why is there such invective around certain topics in scholarly publishing? Perhaps when you ask questions and play with ideas, you’re bound to get some backlash. But how far is too far?
As Thanksgiving envelopes the US in turkey, tradition, and rituals of all sorts, its good to take stock of where the Kitchen finds itself, and to thank its most important element — its audience.
Blogging still gets no respect. Is that because we’re more hidebound about our communication advances than the 16th century was?
A study of social media adoption hides some sensible lessons within a jumble of other signals.
Another science blogging network implodes, a sign that the age of exuberance is giving way to the business realities.
Philadelphia extends local small business fees to bloggers making money, arguing they are just like anyone else trying to make money in the city. But given the free speech element, they aren’t “just like anyone else.”
Open blogging networks may be impossible to commercialize, for a host of reasons.