Expanded Access to Paywalled Content: A Hidden Benefit of Transformative Agreements

What has not made headlines but is also a noteworthy outcome of transformative agreements is the significant increase in access and readership for paywalled articles that they facilitate. 

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Revisiting: The Multifarious Book

Revisiting a 2017 post: The book is asked to perform many tasks, some of which are not necessarily the best use of the book format, whether in print or electronically. The long-form text, which may be print or digital, is a different matter, and is likely to remain with us and be called “a book” for some time to come.

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Guest Post — Does Open Access Cannibalize Print Sales for Monographs?

John Sherer describes a new research project which will look at the impact of open access on print monograph sales, particularly in light of the free access provided early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guest Post — Towards Standardizing Plain Language Summaries: The Open Pharma Recommendations

Adeline Rosenberg offers a look into the value of providing plain language summaries in research papers, and the standards created for doing so.

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Where Does Enhancement End and Citation Begin?

As more publishers semantically enrich documents, Todd Carpenter considers whether links are the same as citations

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Revisiting: Theory of the E-book

Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.

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Popularizing Cosmology: The Example of Katie Mack

It also can be something of a trap for a well-intentioned academic who wants to write for this audience, as writing for the lay person is often contemptuously dismissed as “popularization.” Woe to the academic who puts an article from The Atlantic or a book from Simon & Schuster into her tenure portfolio! It takes courage. My view is that these brave souls should be called out and celebrated. They are my heroes.

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Guest Post — “Leave the Party While You’re Having Fun”: An Interview with Suzanne BeDell upon her Retirement

Simon Holt interviews Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier’s Education and Reference content, which encompasses Elsevier’s books business, upon her retirement.

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Publishers Care about the Version of Record, Do Researchers?

Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.

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Publishers Care about the Version of Record, Do Researchers?

Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.

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