How the Academic Publishing Oligopoly Skews Debates on the Cost of Publishing
We should be nurturing the kinds of publishing cultures we want to see: those that value the labour needed to care for publishing and that work in harmony with research communities rather than extract from them, argues Samuel Moore.
Underrepresented Faculty Members Share the Real Reasons They Have Left Various Academic Institutions
When Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt asked a large group of underrepresented faculty members why they left their higher education institutions, they told her the real reasons for their departures -- those that climate surveys don't capture.
What happened instead of us sitting down and thinking how we could spend our money in the most technologically savvy way to the benefit of science, scholars and society. A generation later, roughly US$300 billion poorer and none the wiser, it seems.
Of Mythical Beasts and Zero-Embargo Mandates | Advancing Discovery | Springer Nature
Last year, everyone in U.S. academic publishing had strong opinions about a mythical beast that all had heard about but none had actually seen: a rumored Executive Order from the White House Office of Science and Technology that would mandate immediate public availability of research results by federally-funded authors.
What Coronavirus Teaches Us for Preventing the Next Big Bio Threat
The vast majority of the discourse among the punditry and policymakers is about ensuring we have the right response. Shouldn't we instead be asking a more fundamental question: How did this happen in the first place?
Read-and-Publish Open Access Deals Are Heightening Global Inequalities in Access to Publication
Opinion piece argues that Plan S deals have streamlined open access provision in the global North while exacerbating existing inequalities in scholarly publishing, by establishing and entrenching a two-tier system of scholarly publishing based on access to funds.
Standard reports paint a much rosier picture of the research landscape than may be warranted. In this analysis, the first hypothesis of standard articles reported was supported by the data 96% of the time, while that rate was only 44% in registered reports.