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Intellectual Property, Long Story Short
May 9, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

PeerJ Membership Model and The Paradox Of The Loyal Customer
May 8, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Ask The Chefs: What Will Be The Hottest Topics At The SSP Annual Meeting?
May 4, 2017 at 5:30 am

With only 4 weeks left before the SSP Annual Meeting, we asked the Chefs what they thought would be the hottest topic discussed. We want your views as well! The post Ask The Chefs: What Will Be The Hottest Topics At The SSP Annual Meeting? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Future of Peer Review
May 3, 2017 at 5:30 am

Thoughts on BioMed Central and Digital Science's report on what peer review might look like in 2030. The post The Future of Peer Review appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

How Societies Structure Deals with Their Partners
May 2, 2017 at 5:30 am

Professional societies often seek partnerships for different reasons. This post summarized the categories of partnerships and helps to identify when a partnership is not really a partnership. The post How Societies Structure Deals with Their Partners appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

When the Wolf Finally Arrives: Big Deal Cancelations in North American Libraries
May 1, 2017 at 5:30 am

For years, we in libraries have been predicting the imminent demise of the manifestly-unsustainable Big Deal -- and yet it has persisted. Now that may be changing. The post When the Wolf Finally Arrives: Big Deal Cancelations in North American Libraries appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Should We Stop with the Commenting Already?
April 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

No matter what we call it, commenting on scholarly publications has a spotty record of success. Despite the mediocre results, journals, databases, and third party sites keep trying to get authors and readers to engage in this way. This post explores different models and the challenges online commenting faces. The post Should We Stop with…

Decline and Fall of the Editor
April 26, 2017 at 5:30 am

Many of the finest scholarly publications can boast of exemplary editorial programs, but the advent of Gold Open Access, especially when mandated by funding agencies, may make this kind of editorial activity a thing of the past. The post Decline and Fall of the Editor appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.