Unnecessary Research Bureaucracy is Killing Academic Productivity, But it IS Fixable

Research bureaucracy and administrative burden has become so overpowering that many researchers are reporting that they don’t have time to do any research anymore. Phill Jones argues that technology in the form of PIDs will go a long way to fixing this.

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Climate Action: Are We Committed Enough?

On the occasion of the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Haseeb Md. Irfanullah explores scholarly publishers’ role in tackling climate crisis.

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Thoughts and Observations on the OSTP Responses to Our Interview Questions

Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson reflect on the OSTP’s response to their interview questions, and on some implications of those responses and of the memo itself.

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New Light on the New OSTP Memo: An Interview with Dr. Alondra Nelson

Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson interview Dr. Alondra Nelson, acting director of the White House Office on Science & Technology Policy when the new OSTP memo was published.

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The New OSTP Memo: A Roundup of Reactions and an Interview Preview

Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson provide a roundup of responses to the new OSTP public access memo — and a preview of their interview with OSTP leadership.

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Guest Post — Missing Revenue in the Global Flip: Getting the Open Access Math Right

A flip to open access requires a holistic view of a journal’s incoming revenue. Are there important contributions to revenue that disappear with open access, and how can those funds be replaced?

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Revisiting: Will the Future of Scholarly Communication Be Pluralistic and Democratic, or Monocultural and Authoritarian?

Rick Anderson revisits a 2020 post: One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?

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New project for SPARC Europe to reform rights retention and open licensing policies in Europe

SPARC Europe has been selected to deliver the first project sponsored under the Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21) programme. KR21 seeks to strengthen access to knowledge in particular through libraries and archives. […]

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What Universities — and Libraries, Researchers, and Publishers? — Owe Democracy

Universities need democracy, and vice versa. An important book shows the 20th century history of that relationship in the United States, and offers a prescription for what we do now that both are imperiled.

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Guest Post – New Winds from the Latin American Scientific Publishing Community

Ana Heredia and Eloisa Viggiani discuss the founding of the Latin American Association of Scientific Editors, and focus on the use of metrics and the role of the region’s scientific journals in research evaluation.

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Libraries and the Contested Terrain of “Neutrality”

Are libraries “neutral”? That question is way too simplistic to serve as anything other than a political football.

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IOP Publishing Strikes a Transformative Deal with CRKN: Some Questions for Julian Wilson

An interview with Julian Wilson about IOP Publishing’s new transformative agreement with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

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Connecting Sustainable Development, Publishing Ethics, and the North-South Divide

Haseeb Irfanullah explores the Global North-South divide in scholarly publishing ethics in the context of sustainable development.

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