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The Map of Physics
January 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

Dominic Walliman offers a visual map of the field of physics. The post The Map of Physics appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

University Press Books We Loved in 2016
January 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

As a follow-up to the chef’s best books read during 2016, I’m happy to present a selection of our favorite university press reads of 2016 (and thanks to one of our commenters for the suggestion!). We tend to think of […] The post University Press Books We Loved in 2016 appeared first on The Scholarly…

The Measure of All Things: Some Notes on CiteScore
January 11, 2017 at 5:30 am

Elsevier's new CiteScore service is a carefully thought-out element in the company's competitive strategy, but it reinforces the widespread error that bibliometrics can be use as proxies for the quality of a publication. The post The Measure of All Things: Some Notes on CiteScore appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Art and Craft of Review
January 9, 2017 at 5:30 am

What makes Annette Gordon-Reed's recent NYRB essay such a powerful example of the book review genre? The post The Art and Craft of Review appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Restoring a 17th Century Map and the Stories It Tells Us
January 6, 2017 at 5:30 am

A fragmented map found stuffed up a Scottish chimney is restored into a meaningful historical document. The post Restoring a 17th Century Map and the Stories It Tells Us appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

PLOS ONE Output Drops Again In 2016
January 5, 2017 at 3:30 am

Output in PLOS ONE dropped by 6000+ papers in 2016, calling into question the sustainability of PLOS' business model. The post PLOS ONE Output Drops Again In 2016 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Price of Silicon Valley’s "Disruption" — Is It Possible to Now Have Responsible Information Economics?
January 4, 2017 at 5:30 am

As we've absorbed and adopted the information economy assumptions peddled by Silicon Valley, social isolation has increased, the definition of "fact" has become slippery, and the scientific record has become more superficial, less reliable, and more transitory. In fact, confirmation bias seems to have become our main operating principle. Maybe a change in economic incentives…

A Look Back at 2016 and a Peek Forward at 2017
January 3, 2017 at 5:30 am

A look back at The Scholarly Kitchen in 2016 and a glimpse at what's coming in 2017. The post A Look Back at 2016 and a Peek Forward at 2017 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

A Stocking Stuffer for Christmas
December 23, 2016 at 5:30 am

A recommendation of a wonderful short story by Joseph O'Neill, which should serve as a stocking stuffer this Christmas. The post A Stocking Stuffer for Christmas appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.