Not only is Sci-Hub pirating STM articles; it also has built a large collection of unauthorized university press monographs. This undermines the argument that Sci-Hub is an activist site fighting against corporate greed, as the university press community typically operates at a deficit. But university presses have many other challenges, and the threat posed by Sci-Hub is not the largest among them.
A proposal for a community site to review author experiences at various journals suggests the need for a new player in the trust economy of journals.
A new declaration to improve research assessment practices shoots wide of the mark and reveals some misunderstandings on behalf of many of those involved.
Will massive open online courses (MOOCs) disrupt higher education? With recent announcements, the potential seems to be growing.
A profile of predatory author-pays OA publishers pulls a punch or two, but reveals that all models have extremes. What we do to make these extremes truly marginal and unacceptable is a larger question.
As we continue to measure the number of papers, citations, and the combination, perhaps we should be measuring a much lower number — the number of studies that can be replicated after publication.
We’re contemplating a remodel. What sites do you think we should take inspiration from?
The CHE features some of the parody videos about academic life, including this one about academic librarians.
Essay mills are a thriving industry behind successful lazy and illiterate students.
When an author conceals information, and a blog branded with a respectable newspaper plays along, it doesn’t engender confidence in the new information space.
Should a federal agency start funding research into social networks? It might be the greatest idea since DARPA.