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Federal Trade Commission and National Institutes of Health Take Action Against Predatory Publishing Practices
December 4, 2017 at 5:30 am

The NIH is warning its funded authors against publishing in predatory journals, and the FTC has secured a preliminary injunction against OMICS for alleged predatory publishing practices. Will this mark a turning point in the fight against fraudulent scholarly publishing? The post Federal Trade Commission and National Institutes of Health Take Action Against Predatory Publishing…

Amazon in 1999, A Look Back
December 1, 2017 at 5:30 am

A look from 1999 at an interesting new company called, "Amazon". Whatever happened to them? The post Amazon in 1999, A Look Back appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Women in Academia Unite
November 30, 2017 at 5:30 am

A look at inequality in research and knowledge systems, and in particular, how gender issues in higher education are exacerbated in the Global South. The post Women in Academia Unite appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSP: An Interview with Executive Director, Melanie Dolechek
November 29, 2017 at 5:30 am

Learn how - and why - the Society for Scholarly Publishing is committed to addressing issues around diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications in this interview with Executive Director, Melanie Dolechek. The post Diversity and Inclusion at SSP: An Interview with Executive Director, Melanie Dolechek appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

COPE Introduces Less Specific Member Rules Along with a New Policy on Expulsions
November 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

New changes at COPE seem to move the organization further away from standards and closer to suggested behavior. At the same time, a new policy on member expulsions was announced. Is it clear exactly what members are agreeing to? The post COPE Introduces Less Specific Member Rules Along with a New Policy on Expulsions appeared…

PLOS Reports $1.7M Loss In 2016
November 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

After several high surplus years, a relatively small 2016 deficit will not sink PLOS. However, the trend over the past five years does not look encouraging, and 2017 looks no better. The post PLOS Reports $1.7M Loss In 2016 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Happy Thanksgiving
November 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Happy Thanksgiving from The Scholarly Kitchen (and Big Star). The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2017 Part 2
November 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

The beginning of the holiday season means it's time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Today brings Part 2 of the list. The post Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2017 Part 2 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.