Q: Can You Revoke a Creative Commons License? A: No. Er… Sort Of? Maybe?

A Creative Commons license is irrevocable; it says so right in the license. But it also says you can change your mind and distribute the work differently, or not at all. What does this mean?

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A New Twist on a Publishing Scam: Ghost-authoring Book Reviews for Fun and Profit

In a new twist on academic fraud, a company now offers to pay you to write and publish book reviews that will be credited to someone else.

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Guest Post – Cybersecurity and Academic Libraries: Findings from a Recent Survey

Susie Winter reviews recent data on cybersecurity for academic libraries, as well as a survey of awareness and attitudes toward best practices among librarians.

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Revisiting: A Parable of Innovation in Publishing — A Mostly True Story

Joe Esposito looks back at a 2011 post offering a parable of the role in innovation in publishing and makes the case that we should not criticize companies that try and fail to do new things.

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Revisiting: Why Aren’t There More Women at the Top in Scholarly Publishing?

Alice Meadows revisits a post from 2013 that looked at how the scholarly publishing field fares in terms of the number of women in leadership roles. Nine years later, has anything changed?

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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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Guest Post — Research Integrity: Ensuring Trust in Global Research   

A look at developments in research integrity, and the attempt to build a universal culture of ethical and responsible practice in research as well as systems within the overall research ecosystem for such a culture to flourish.

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How Do We Make Research Assessment More Responsible? – A Multi-stakeholder Discussion

A report on the SSP Publisher-Funder Task Force’s meeting of senior researchers, university administrators, funders, publishers, and representatives from other organizations on the topic of Responsible Research Assessment for the 21st Century.

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Revisiting — Journalism, Preprint Servers, and the Truth: Allocating Accountability

In light of the recent anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, we revisit Rick Anderson’s post on how journalists flag unsupported claims and blatant falsehoods, and whether preprint platforms should do the same.

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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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