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The Hunt Is on for Plagiarized Images

Plagiarism in the scientific community is not new, but has become a recurring theme in the past few years due to a few scandals both in STM journals and in publications that are more general. Why now? I can offer a few explanations. For one, there is greater pressure in the academic community to publish…

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New Assessment Process Boosts Credibility of Developing-world Journals
September 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

New detailed assessments of journals in the Global South will provide reassurance to authors and readers and guide editors on how to improve their journals. The post New Assessment Process Boosts Credibility of Developing-world Journals appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Siân Harris
September 21, 2017 at 5:29 am

I’m delighted to announce the addition of a new voice in The Scholarly Kitchen, Siân Harris. Siân is the Publications and Engagement Manager at INASP, an international development organization that supports the production, sharing and use of research and knowledge […] The post Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Siân Harris appeared first on…

Children's Books at the Brooklyn Book Festival: A Photo Essay
September 21, 2017

The 12th annual Brooklyn Book Festival took place in downtown Brooklyn on September 16 and 17, drawing a record 45,000 attendees. See highlights from some of the Children’s Day and pre-festival events, including picture book readings, puppet shows, musical performances, and more.

What’s Hot In Audiobooks? Big Advances for Multi-Book Deals
September 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

As audiobook trend grows, so do advances for writers of popular series. Here's how agent Laurie McLean's helped one author get top dollar. The post What’s Hot In Audiobooks? Big Advances for Multi-Book Deals appeared first on Digital Book World.

KinderGuides Copyright Case Ends, Appeal Unlikely
September 20, 2017

The closely watched case is now closed after the plaintiffs dropped the claim of willful infringement. Moppet Books, meanwhile, said they are unlikely to appeal the summary judgment in the case.

Publishing the 23andMe Way, Part One: Building the Database
September 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

The genetics testing copany 23andme presents an interesting example of a new kind of data publishing. The post Publishing the 23andMe Way, Part One: Building the Database appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Podcasts Vs. Audiobooks: Threats or Opportunities for Authors?
September 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

Is the rise of podcasts a threat to authors? Ian Small, head of Audiobooks.com, offers honest answers to this ominous question and more. The post Podcasts Vs. Audiobooks: Threats or Opportunities for Authors? appeared first on Digital Book World.

Brooklyn Book Festival 2017 In Photos
September 18, 2017

On a sweaty but sunny Sunday afternoon in downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Book Festival held its largest event yet, pictured here in a photo-essay.

Do celebrity book blurbs 'blackmail' readers?
September 15, 2017 at 8:31 am

Man Booker prize judge Colin Thubron has complained this week that star endorsements bully readers into admiring books, but it’s long been standard practiceSetting cats among pigeons has long been an unofficial part of the contract for judges of the Booker prize. Remember Chris Mullin’s insistence on “zip–along” novels, or, way back in 1992, AN…

Don’t Upload Your Ebook To An Online Bookstore Without Reviewing This Checklist
September 15, 2017 at 7:00 am

Setting up a sales page in an online bookstore is as simple as filling in forms. However, many of the questions require research. Use this handy checklist to gather the information in advance. The post Don’t Upload Your Ebook To An Online Bookstore Without Reviewing This Checklist appeared first on Digital Book World.

Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth International Peer Review Congress
September 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

To round out Peer Review Week 2017, here's a brief summary of some key takeaways from this year's Peer Review Congress, held every four years. The post Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth International Peer Review Congress appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

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