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The Tyranny of Amusements — Science, Spectacle, and the Lowly PDF
March 2, 2017 at 5:30 am

Do scholarly and scientific publishers risk more than they realize when they embrace modern media spectacle and seek to marginalize the PDF? The post The Tyranny of Amusements — Science, Spectacle, and the Lowly PDF appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Book Review: “The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols
March 1, 2017 at 5:30 am

The new book by Tom Nichols, "The Death of Expertise," is not perfect, but it is an important exploration of existential threats to science, education, and representative democracy. The post Book Review: “The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Predatory Publishing as a Rational Response to Poorly Governed Academic Incentives
February 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

Are we thinking about predatory publishing the wrong way? Are researchers deliberately choosing these journals, and if so, what are the incentives driving this decision? The post Predatory Publishing as a Rational Response to Poorly Governed Academic Incentives appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

15 Things We Can Do To Stand Up For Science!
February 27, 2017 at 5:57 am

With scholarship under threat on both sides of the Atlantic, here are some practical tools all of us can use as we stand up for science and build trust in scholarly communications through improving transparency, rigor and peer review. The post 15 Things We Can Do To Stand Up For Science! appeared first on The…

The Origins of Numbers
February 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

A brief history of numbers. The post The Origins of Numbers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Who Has All the Content?
February 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Several services attempt to gather up “all” of the content across publishers. This post provides an overview and taxonomy. The post Who Has All the Content? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Supply, Demand, and the Subscription Model in Scholarly Publishing — An Analysis
February 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

An overview of usage trends across libraries and journals indicates that usage is generally stable or up, archives remain of interest, and consumption doesn't align with authorship or funding. The post Supply, Demand, and the Subscription Model in Scholarly Publishing — An Analysis appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Ancient (1992) Piece of Science Humor Discovered
February 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

One from the vaults -- a well worn Xerox copy of the sort of humor scientists used to share back in the ancient days of the early 1990's. The post Ancient (1992) Piece of Science Humor Discovered appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.