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Openness and The Two Cultures
March 21, 2018 at 5:30 am

Robert Harington addresses openness, and the widening divisions in the “Two Cultures” -- which C. P. Snow would likely be appalled to find are as apparent as they ever were. The post Openness and The Two Cultures appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Towards a Diversity Manifesto Part 1 – How a White, Middle-aged, Straight, Cisgender Man Co-organized a Workshop on Diversity Without an Apparent Shred of Irony.
March 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

At the end of February, Nancy Roberts of Business Inclusivity and I co-organized a workshop on diversity for the Researcher to Reader conference. In this post I explore my motivations for doing so and talk about why I think so few men seem comfortable participating in these discussions. The post Towards a Diversity Manifesto Part…

Artificial Intelligence and the Infrastructure of Surveillance Authoritarianism
March 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufecki provides a stark view of the potential future of artificial intelligence (AI) and the possible dystopia toward which we are heading. The post Artificial Intelligence and the Infrastructure of Surveillance Authoritarianism appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Preprints and Citations: Should Non-Peer Reviewed Material Be Included in Article References?
March 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

Preprints are early drafts of a paper before it has gone through peer review. Should non-peer reviewed material be included in published article reference lists? If so, how can we make that clear to readers? The post Preprints and Citations: Should Non-Peer Reviewed Material Be Included in Article References? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Calling It Out, Spelling It Out, Stamping It Out: Recognizing and Avoiding Bias
March 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

In honour of International Women's Day, Time's Up, #MeToo, and a range of recent initiatives trying to tackle equality in the workplace, Charlie Rapple provides thoughts on how to avoid inappropriate comments and behaviors that unintentionally give offense. The post Calling It Out, Spelling It Out, Stamping It Out: Recognizing and Avoiding Bias appeared first…

Blindspot — Was a Key Factor Missed in the Study of Viral Lies?
March 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

A recent study of the spread of lies on Twitter is an important advance, but the authors missed a potentially huge factor, and one we can't ignore. The post Blindspot — Was a Key Factor Missed in the Study of Viral Lies? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

PeerJ Waives APCs and Pivots Again
March 9, 2018 at 5:30 am

Why would a for-profit, VC funded publisher celebrate by committing itself to a full year's worth of additional expenses with no additional revenue? The post PeerJ Waives APCs and Pivots Again appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Consolidation in Academic Publishing Has a New Target
March 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

Research publishers may acquire textbook publishers in order to increase market share in libraries with inclusive access programs The post Consolidation in Academic Publishing Has a New Target appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.