With a lawsuit filed last week Pen America, Penguin Random House, authors, and parents began fighting book bans. Other publishers should help.
The Publishing Community Should More Actively Oppose Book Bans appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in AAP, Advocacy, Association of American Publishers, authors, book banning, book bans, Books, Controversial Topics, education, ethics, First Amendment, Human Rights and Liberties, intellectual freedom, Island Trees Union Free School District v. Pico, judiciary, libraries, National Coalition Against Censorship, openaccess, Pen America, Pico, Policy, rights, school districts, school libraries, Social Role, Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the United States |
As co-host of the Scholarly Communication Podcast, I’ve spent the last six months speaking with university press publishers and small to mid-size commercial book publishers. Here’s what I’ve learned.
10 Trends I Observed Interviewing 10 Publishing Executives About the Future of Academic Books appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in academic books, authors, book publishing, Books, Business Models, libraries, Marketing, monographs, openaccess, Reading, STM versus HSS, university press |
Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen sat down with the Co-Chairs of the SSP’s Annual Meeting Program Committee to learn more about the event and what we can look forward to.
Ask the Co-Chairs: A Look at the 2023 SSP Annual Meeting appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
When a journal’s entire editorial board is replaced, is it still the same journal? And if that board starts another journal on the same topic, is it a new one or a continuation of the old one? Discuss.
Is the Essence of a Journal Portable? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in academic journals, Authority, authors, Controversial Topics, Economics, editorial boards, editors, Marketing, Metrics and Analytics, mutiny, openaccess |
Researchers write articles for a primary audience of peers. Open access has expanded the actual distribution. What to do about the growing mismatch?
Intended Audience and Actual Distribution: A Growing Mismatch? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Accessibility, authors, comprehension, funders, integrity, lay persons, Marketing, mismatches, Open Access, openaccess, Policy, public access, Reading, research, Trust, User Experience |
Saikiran Chandha discusses the impact of GPT-3 and related models on research, the potential question marks, and the steps that scholarly publishers can take to protect their interests.
Guest Post – GPT-3 Wrote an Entire Paper on Itself. Should Publishers be Concerned? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in AI, Artificial Intelligence, authors, ChatGPT, Controversial Topics, fraud, openaccess, paper mills, technology, Tools, World of Tomorrow |
What does the decline of the English major mean for society at large, and university presses in particular?
Fallout from the Implosion of Humanities Enrollments appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in authors, Careers, college enrollment, colleges, education, hamlet, history, humanities, language, liberal arts, literature, majors, openaccess, Reading, Shakespeare, Social Role, sociology, STEM, Troy, universities, university press |
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.
Guest Post — Addressing Paper Mills and a Way Forward for Journal Security appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Authority, authors, ethics, fraud, Hindawi, Infrastructure, integrity, openaccess, paper mills, Peer review, research, research integrity, Tools, Wiley |
Avi Staiman discusses the value that ChatGPT can bring to scholarly communication, particularly leveling the playing field for English as an Additional Language authors.
Guest Post — Academic Publishers Are Missing the Point on ChatGPT appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in authors, authorship, ChatGPT, Controversial Topics, deia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, EAL, ghostwriters, ghostwriting, language, LLMs, openaccess, Policy, technology, Tools, World of Tomorrow |
Reporting on a Mellon-funded open access monograph pilot, UNC Press Director John Sherer notes successes and remaining challenges.
Guest Post — Open Access for Monographs is Here. But Are we Ready for It? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Modern “word processing” programs can do everything from check spelling and grammar to finishing your sentences for you. This might be convenient for the creator, but some “helpful” upgrades can wreak havoc for manuscript editors. In today’s Guest Post, Bruce Rosenblum and Sylvia Izzo Hunter explore the pitfalls of making the comments features less editor friendly.
Guest Post — Modern Comments and Their Discontents: When an Update Isn’t an Improvement appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in authors, comments, Copy editing, design, Editing, frustration, microsoft, Microsoft Word, modern comments, openaccess, research, software development, Tools, upgrades, User Experience |
Is the OA movement painting itself into a corner with concerns about new OA rules and regulations?
The Ivies (Plus) Have Concerns about the Nelson OSTP Memo appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Advocacy, Authority, authors, big deal, Business Models, Commerce, Controversial Topics, data publishing, Economics, ethics, libraries, Open Access, Open access (publishing), openaccess, OSTP memo, public access, public policy, Social Role, World of Tomorrow |
Thilo Koerkel presents a new publication, aimed filling the gap between the popular science magazine Scientific American and the highly technical specialist language of research journals. How potentially useful is this approach?
Guest Post — Open Access Beyond Scholarly Journals appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in author summaries, authors, Business Models, Experimentation, gap filling, journal add-ons, lay summaries, new ground, Open Access, openaccess, research |
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.
Guest Post: Start at the Beginning – The Need for ‘Research Practice’ Training appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Authority, authors, Careers, data publishing, education, ethics, Infrastructure, openaccess, paper mills, Peer review, peer review training, research, research integrity, research practice, Social Role, training |
A compilation of links and a video to incisive analyses of ChatGPT and what it means for the future.
Thinking About ChatGPT and the Future — Where Are We On AI’s Development Curve? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in AI, Artificial Intelligence, authors, ChatGPT, copyright, discovery, Infrastructure, innovation, language, large language models, LLMs, openaccess, Ryan North, Steven Sinofsky, technology, Ted Chiang, Tom Scott, Tools, World of Tomorrow |