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Biological Science Societies Hope to Convince Authors to Stay in the Society Family
November 8, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Strategy & Integration Among Workflow Providers
November 7, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Access vs. Accessibility in Scholarship and Science
November 6, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Diagramming Time Travel
November 3, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Metrics: Human-Made, but Humane?
November 2, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Gender Bias in Peer Review: An Interview with Brooks Hanson and Jory Lerback
November 1, 2017 at 5:30 am

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…

Book Review — “World Without Mind,” by Franklin Foer
October 30, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Guest Post — Does ResearchGate Emerge Unscathed, or Even Strengthened?
October 26, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.