The Publishing Community Should More Actively Oppose Book Bans

With a lawsuit filed last week Pen America, Penguin Random House, authors, and parents began fighting book bans. Other publishers should help.

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Drawing Lines to Cross Them: How Publishers are Moving Beyond Established Norms

Looking at five ‘lines’ that the publishing industry has broadly agreed upon, but that now we are finding ourselves crossing.

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Guest Post – The Data Hazards of Mental Health Prediction

The Data Hazards project looks at the problems in applying traditional ethical values to research that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Guest Post — Addressing Paper Mills and a Way Forward for Journal Security

Wiley’s Jay Flynn discusses the impact that paper mills had on Hindawi’s publishing program and how all stakeholders must collaborate to address behaviors that undermine research integrity.

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Guest Post – Of Special Issues and Journal Purges

Christos Petrou takes a look at the Guest Editor model for publishing and its recent impact on Hindawi and MDPI, as Clarivate has delisted some of their journals.

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The Ivies (Plus) Have Concerns about the Nelson OSTP Memo

Is the OA movement painting itself into a corner with concerns about new OA rules and regulations?

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What Have You Done for DEIA Lately?

Are we still doing the work it takes to make positive and impactful change? Are we continuing the work to break down systems, policies, and unwritten industry rules that are no longer fit for purpose?

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Guest Post: Start at the Beginning – The Need for ‘Research Practice’ Training

Danny Kingsley suggests that research integrity begins with the training researchers receive at university. Achieving Open Research and increasing reproducibility requires systematic research training that focuses specifically on research practice.

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How are Publishing Associations Leading the Way to Meet the SDGs?

Haseeb Irfanullah looks at the various activities being taken by publishing organizations to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Know Better, Do Better: Learned Publishing Reflects on DEIA in Scholarly Communications

The first 2023 issue of Learned Publishing reflects on how to make lasting, meaningful improvements to our industry’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).

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Guest Post — The Efficacy of ChatGPT: Is it Time for the Librarians to Go Home?

In preparation for a presentation, Curtis Kendrick tried ChatGPT to see what it (they?) had to say. The results at first seemed credible, but where ChatGPT failed miserably was in the non-existent citations it provided.

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Guest Post — Publishers Should Be Transparent About the Capabilities and Limitations of Software They Use to Detect Image Manipulation or Duplication

The STM Integrity Hub will include software to detect image manipulation and duplication. It is important that the effectiveness of the software be evaluated in a transparent process.

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The Predator Effect – Fraud in the Scholarly Publishing Industry: An Interview with Simon Linacre

An interview by @lisalibrarian with Simon Linacre, author of “The Predator Effect”

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FORCE11 and COPE Release Recommendations on Data Publishing Ethics for Publishers and Repositories: A Discussion with the Working Group Leadership

FORCE11 and COPE release recommendations on data publishing ethics for researchers, publishers, and editors.

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Publishing Ethics Week – The Many Paths of Mentorship: Redefining Ethical Relationships

To mark the first unofficial Publishing Ethics Week, Allegra Martschenko and Rachael Levay discuss the importance of responsible, ethical mentorship.

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