Hoping to woo authors away from commercial publishers, a group of biomedical science societies have launched a new alliance to promote the value of publishing in society journals. The post Biological Science Societies Hope to Convince Authors to Stay in the Society Family appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Scientific workflow providers Elsevier, Digital Science, and COS differ in their strategy. To what extent will they provide end-to-end integrated workflows? The post Strategy & Integration Among Workflow Providers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Ideally, we want science and scholarship to be not only available to the general public, but also comprehensible to them. But the challenges to doing so are real, and may vary both by discipline and by study type. The post Access vs. Accessibility in Scholarship and Science appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Traveling through time can get confusing. Here, an analysis of the way different movies and books approach causality. The post Diagramming Time Travel appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HumetricsHSS is a kind of meta-workshop in “rethinking humane indicators of excellence in the humanities and social sciences.” The post Metrics: Human-Made, but Humane? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Earlier this year, an American Geophysical Union analysis of peer review in its journals revealed evidence of gender bias, with women being less likely to be invited to review than men despite being more likely to be the first author of an accepted paper. In this interview, Brooks Hanson (Senior Vice President, Publications) and former…
Elizabeth Gadd takes a look at the contradictions between scholarly culture and copyright culture, and the cognitive dissonance created. The post Guest Post — Academics and Copyright Ownership: Ignorant, Confused or Misled? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Franklin Foer's new book is a bracing account of the current information economy, the monopolies and motivations at its heart, and the weakening of democratized knowledge. The post Book Review — “World Without Mind,” by Franklin Foer appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
A former Google employee explains the tricks that online companies use to manipulate users and suggests there's a better way. The post “Technology is Not Neutral” — How Online Companies Manipulate Billions of Minds appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Librarian Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe offers thoughts on where the ongoing clash between scholarly publishers and ResearchGate may end up. The post Guest Post — Does ResearchGate Emerge Unscathed, or Even Strengthened? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.