Open online review has the potential to attract many more eyes to a new piece of research than conventional peer review. In reality, it may do far worse in attracting the eyes you want. The post Study Reports Open Peer Review Attracts Fewer Reviews, Quality Suffers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Trolls dominate for many reasons -- economics, technology, our predilection for sordid entertainment. But they've chilled online discourse and damaged civil exchanges, even making some publishers reluctant to take full advantage of the potential of the Internet. Are we ready for v2.0 of commenting? The post The Trance of Dysfunction — Why Trolls Have Come…
We're off this week for the Fourth of July, see you next week. The post Gone Fishing — Fourth of July appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
We once assumed taxpayer-funding meant information availability. The new US government is now actively hiding scientific data, imperiling our understanding of the world. The post Independence Lost — Taxpayer Funding and Information Access Take a Dark Turn appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
A group of scholarly publishers has launched a fellowship to improve diversity and inclusion among editorial employees. The post Diversifying the Intellectual Leadership of Scholarly Publishing appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
In a “post-truth” world with declining faith in scientific progress, what is the publisher role in the clear communication and promotion of scholarly research? The post Beyond the Beyond: Can we Increase the Impact and Reach of Scholarly Research? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
As Sci-Hub has grown up at the expense of publishers, it's worth considering what its next steps might be in order to understand what new challenges it will pose. The post Even Sci-Hub Has Management Headaches appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Managing volunteers in a critical and yet overlooked part of running a successful journal or program. Angela Cochran explores tips for getting the most out of volunteers and where we can find training to learn these skills. The post Managing Volunteers: An Overlooked Skill appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Do you remember when Darth Vader said, "Luke, I am your father"? Are you sure about that? The post I’m Pretty Sure I Remember That — False Memories appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Journal suppression is an effective tool for reducing high rates of self-citation, even years after a title is reintroduced. The post Does Journal Suppression Reduce Self-Citation? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.