Six-plus years later, it’s time to revisit Michael Clarke’s now-classic post about disruption, or rather the lack thereof, in scientific publishing.
Nature (the journal) announces unwavering support for Gold OA on the same day Nature (the company) announces a major Gold OA partnership. But Nature (the journal) doesn’t itself adopt Gold OA. Why not?
Older PhDs, longer postdoc stints, the rich getting richer, and other factors are creating a “founder effect” and consolidating power at the upper end of scholarship. Is it a Ponzi scheme? Can grassroot efforts change things?
Despite predictions and analyses to the contrary, STM publishing hasn’t been disrupted yet. Perhaps there’s more here than meets the eye . . .
As 2009 comes to an end, here is a selection of entries that left an especially nice flavor on the palette.
Fresh thinking about communication tools (pencils, crayons, computers) often pays off since we’re such inveterate communicators.
John Wilbanks from Creative Commons tells us to stop concentrating on the container and begin concentrating on the customer.
Later this month in Providence, RI, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (patrons of the Scholarly Kitchen) will be hosting a new kind of conference: SSP IN. The “IN” moniker is designed to invoke three concepts: INteraction, INspiration, and INnovation. These […]