Scholarly

Missing the Target: The UK Scholarly Communications License
July 26, 2017 at 5:30 am

The UK Scholarly Communications License repeats many of the stumbles of the original monolithic and mandatory OA policies. We urge its proponents to slow down and learn from them instead. The post Missing the Target: The UK Scholarly Communications License appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Cabell’s New Predatory Journal Blacklist: A Review
July 25, 2017 at 5:30 am

Cabell's International has stepped into the gap left by the demise of Beall's List, providing a new predatory journal blacklist that promises to perform the function of identifying and calling out scam publishers more consistently and transparently. How is it doing so far? The post Cabell’s New Predatory Journal Blacklist: A Review appeared first on…

Trouble at Hand — How Mobile Devices Perpetuate Weak Business Models
July 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

The rise of mobile is cementing business model expectations and driving new monopolies, but the ethics, incentives, and consequences of these models need to be considered. The post Trouble at Hand — How Mobile Devices Perpetuate Weak Business Models appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Cell Theory and the Feuds Behind It
July 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

A look at the many personality conflicts behind the establishment of Cell Theory. The post Cell Theory and the Feuds Behind It appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Revisiting Two Perspectives on Library-based University Presses
July 19, 2017 at 6:30 am

Point: Counterpoint -- today we revisit a pair of posts from Joe Esposito and Rick Anderson looking at partnerships and collaborations between university libraries and university presses. The post Revisiting Two Perspectives on Library-based University Presses appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Have We Been Hacked By Sci-Hub?
July 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

Recent announcements from the creator of Sci-Hub raise the distinct possibility that Scholarly Publishers have been systematically compromised The post Have We Been Hacked By Sci-Hub? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Defining a New Content Type: The Exploratory Resource
July 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Scholarly publishers have long thought in categories such as journals, monographs, textbooks, and reference. Reference as a category is splitting in two. The post Defining a New Content Type: The Exploratory Resource appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Tracking the Evolution of Reference Resources
July 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

A new study from Oxford University Press further documents the decline of reference resources, a category of scholarly material more than ready for an innovative era in its evolution. The post Tracking the Evolution of Reference Resources appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Invisible World of Schlieren Photography
July 14, 2017 at 5:30 am

A primer on an imaging technique that lets us visualize the invisible forces that surround us. The post The Invisible World of Schlieren Photography appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.