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Rival Ecosystems: The Increasingly Porous Boundary between Institutional and Consumer Markets
August 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

Institutional and consumer markets are becoming more closely linked because of Amazon's powerful value proposition, making it necessary for academic book publishers to create consumer services of their own. The post Rival Ecosystems: The Increasingly Porous Boundary between Institutional and Consumer Markets appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Guest Post: Challenges for Academics in the Global South — Resource Constraints, Institutional Issues, and Infrastructural Problems
August 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

For social science and humanities researchers in many parts of the world there are significant barriers to conducting and sharing research, in some cases more so than for science and medicine. In this guest post, Dr. Naveen Minai provides a perspective as a gender studies researcher in Pakistan. The post Guest Post: Challenges for Academics…

Advocating for Change by Limiting New Business: An Interview with BTAA’s Kimberly Armstrong
August 15, 2018 at 5:30 am

Library consortia are taking stronger positions with scholarly publishers, not just in Europe but in North America as well. In this interview, Roger Schonfeld speaks with Kimberly Armstrong about BTAA's principles, concerns, and tactics. The post Advocating for Change by Limiting New Business: An Interview with BTAA’s Kimberly Armstrong appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Revisiting: Six Years of Predatory Publishing
August 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

A collection of Scholarly Kitchen posts about Predatory Publishing. The post Revisiting: Six Years of Predatory Publishing appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Advancing an Integrated Vertical Stack of Publication Services?
August 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

We can be certain that, if Elsevier asserts its obvious platform advantages, there is no data firewall that can protect other publishers from Elsevier’s strategic advance. The post Advancing an Integrated Vertical Stack of Publication Services? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.