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.
Why do so many animators choose yellow for their characters? The post Design Matters: Why Are So Many Cartoon Characters Yellow? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The world's oldest library has been reopened, and this video explores the connection between its founder and the architect who restored it. The post The Woman Behind the World’s Oldest Library, and the Woman Who Led the Effort to Restore It appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
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…
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.