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Vida survey of publications identifies shortage of female authors
October 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The annual Vida count of authors across the world suggests about two-thirds of those published, and the critics who review them, are men – but their intersectionality survey is less conclusiveThe 2016 Vida count has been released and it demonstrates yet again that the media can’t seem to locate enough female writers. Every year Vida…

Retirement Wave To Hit Academic Librarianship
October 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

Like other greying professions, demographic data for ARL libraries warn us of a breaking wave of retirements, but may paint an unrealistic picture of what the beach will look like after the surf has settled. The post Retirement Wave To Hit Academic Librarianship appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Philip Pullman launches La Belle Sauvage and says sequel is finished
October 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Author reveals that first book in new trilogy, The Book of Dust, is bleaker than previous books and could be known as ‘His Darker Materials’Review of La Belle Sauvage – worth the waitAfter waiting 17 years for his follow-up to the His Dark Materials trilogy, fans of Philip Pullman won’t have to wait as long…

Transforming Research, in the Face of Uncertainty, Scarcity, and Bias
October 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Last week's Transforming Research conference in Baltimore, MD, gathered a range of speakers across the academic and professional spectrum. Charlie Rapple highlights some of the new research that was shared, and draws out some of the prevalent themes. The post Transforming Research, in the Face of Uncertainty, Scarcity, and Bias appeared first on The Scholarly…

Hearst Buys Rodale
October 18, 2017

Hearst's purchase of Rodale comes about four months after the publisher put itself up for sale. While little has been shared how Rodale will be integrated into Hearst, it was stated that deal is set to close by early 2018.

Proud to have published Audre Lorde in the UK | Letters
October 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

At Sheba Feminist Press we published Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, The Cancer Journals, Our Dead Behind Us, and A Burst of Light: and Other Essays, writes Sue O’SullivanRO Kwon’s review of a welcome new collection of Audre Lorde’s work (4 October) rightly highlights the late American writer’s relevance for today. But…

Guest Post — JATS4R: Optimizing the Reusability of Scholarly Content
October 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

Canadian Science Publishing's Mary Seligy provides a primer on standards, XML and JATS4R, which is driving improved reusability of scholarly content. The post Guest Post — JATS4R: Optimizing the Reusability of Scholarly Content appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

How do you win the Man Booker prize? Move to New York or London | Lucy Diver
October 16, 2017 at 11:10 am

The prize used to champion unknowns and outsiders. But a 2014 rule change has cemented the neo-colonial cultural dominance of the US and the UKThe upstairs room of an indie bookstore. A book launch for a local author. Crisps and wine are being handed out, a buzz is in the air, congratulations are showered upon…

Difficulty In Finding Reviewers Taints Editorial Decisions
October 16, 2017 at 5:30 am

Journal editors are more likely to reject papers when they experience trouble recruiting reviewers, reports a new study. The post Difficulty In Finding Reviewers Taints Editorial Decisions appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

A Public Space Launches Book Imprint
October 16, 2017

Literary magazine 'A Public Space' has launched APS Books with Bette Howland's 'Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage,' and will publish three more books in its inaugural year.

Good Gaul: Asterix illustration sells for record €1.4m in Paris
October 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

The drawing for Asterix and the Banquet, signed by its creators, was only expected to sell for between €180,000 and €200,000An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books has sold for a record €1.4m (£1.25m) at auction , more than seven times its expected price, an auction house announced.The…

Bertie Wooster returns as a spy in Jeeves sequel by Schott's Miscellany author
October 13, 2017 at 10:48 am

Ben Schott says ‘it’s like being lent the Crown Jewels’ after PG Wodehouse estate approves trivia bestseller to write Jeeves and the King of ClubsBertie Wooster, PG Wodehouse’s “mentally somewhat negligible” English gentleman with a heart of gold, is set to be reimagined as a British spy by Ben Schott, the author of the bestselling…

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