A video highlighting the work of Alfred Wegener, an outsider to the world of geology, who discovered continental drift. The post Continental Drift: The Power (and the Struggles) of an Outsider’s View in Science appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Charlie Rapple highlights the case of Diego Gómez, a Columbian researcher facing prison for sharing someone else's thesis via Scribd. The case was brought by the thesis' author, but publishers' policies may partly be responsible. The post Does Sharing of an Unpublished Thesis Create Enough Harm to Imprison Someone? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Although just a few years old, FORCE11 has already established itself as a major force in scholarly communications To coincide with its recently launched Scholarly Communications Institute - a summer school for researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and post docs - Scholarly Kitchen interviewed its President, Cameron Neylon. The post Feel…
Authors are increasingly applying Creative Commons licenses to their content, when publishing it via Open Access. But after deciding to use a CC license, does it matter whether copyright is transferred to the publisher or if it is retained by the author. For some reasons, transfer to the publisher might be the right choice. The…
A brief summary of the main citation indicators used today. The post Citation Performance Indicators — A Very Short Introduction appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
A stunning time lapse movie of flowers in bloom. The post May Flowers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
The STM Association Future Labs looks at technology trends. The post ‘The Contingency of a Pinball Machine” – The STM Future Lab Looks Forward to Technology Trends in 2021 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Algorithms behave in ways even their creators can't understand, yet they dominate how we share and see information. Do we need a "Three Laws for Algorithms"? The post Updating Asimov — How Do We Regain Control In the Digital Age? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Intellectual property is arguably the most important and least clearly understood concept in the world SK readers live and work in. Siva Vaidhyanathan's new book is an important introduction to IP's development and discontents. The post Intellectual Property, Long Story Short appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Pivoting away from individual memberships to sources of institutional funding, PeerJ has entered into a crowded market of low-cost megajournals. Can it survive? The post PeerJ Membership Model and The Paradox Of The Loyal Customer appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.