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A Confusion of Journals — What Is PubMed Now?
September 7, 2017 at 5:30 am

PubMed is found to contain predatory journals and publishers, likely reflecting a long-term and broader problem, which only adds to the confusion about what exactly PubMed represents at this point. The post A Confusion of Journals — What Is PubMed Now? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Much Ado About Metadata 2020!
September 6, 2017 at 5:30 am

Today sees the launch of Metadata 2020, a new initiative to improve research metadata by increasing our understanding of its value, and engaging with the community to ensure it's fit for purpose. Led by Crossref and supported by individuals and organizations across all of scholarly communications, participation is open to all. Find out more, including…

Sci-Hub Moves to the Center of the Ecosystem
September 5, 2017 at 5:30 am

As Sci-Hub has grown, it has come to play a larger and larger role in scholarly communications overall. At this time its presence can be felt in the background of every major strategic situation publishers face. The post Sci-Hub Moves to the Center of the Ecosystem appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The End of Summer and Musings on Nostalgia in an Age of Abundance
August 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

We're taking the last week of summer off. To hold you over, a brief book review, some rare concert footage and some musings on memory and storytelling. The post The End of Summer and Musings on Nostalgia in an Age of Abundance appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Underwater Fireworks via Bioluminescence
August 25, 2017 at 5:30 am

A look at bioluminescent creatures of the deep. The post Underwater Fireworks via Bioluminescence appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Revisiting: Why Technology Will Not Get Cheaper
August 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

Revisiting Kent Anderson's 2016 post on the ever-increasing costs of digital publishing. The post Revisiting: Why Technology Will Not Get Cheaper appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Revisiting: The Arms Race in Journals Publishing Heats Up
August 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Revisiting Joe Esposito's 2014 piece on the competition among journal publishers to acquire the rights to professional society publications. As the marketplace continues to consolidate, these pressures have only increased. The post Revisiting: The Arms Race in Journals Publishing Heats Up appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Hypnotically Animated Textbook Covers
August 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Finally something important an ebook can do! The post Hypnotically Animated Textbook Covers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.