There is sufficient supply of reviewers to meet demand, a new paper suggests. It’s just not evenly distributed.
The new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction,” calls out many worrying trends in the application of big data, with particularly salient entries on higher education rankings, for-profit universities, the justice system, insurance, and employment.
There is a certain fundamentalism that pervades discussions around open access policies and business models. On the one hand there are the advocates, and through the laws of conservation of energy, the equal and opposite reaction of anti-open access advocacy. There seems little room for rational debate about open access in the midst of such an antagonistic atmosphere.This post asks us to spend our time thinking through a range of open access models, experimenting and refining, rather than forcing ourselves down the road of policy mandates that potentially discourage innovation.
Do we as publishers, societies and libraries understand how to grapple with the needs of academics with such a range of cultures?
A fascinating video showing another way to multiply moderately big numbers, courtesy of Japan.
The publishing industry seems to be focused on improving a system that already works well, the system of topical information flows. Perhaps it should be looking at the system of method information flows.
Controversial journal releases next issue, signals further editorial changes
Publisher asks for submission stop while searching for new editor-in-chief.
An editor who publishes five of his own articles is the center of a controversy in math publishing.