Can You Really Know Your Customer If You Only See Them One Silo At A Time?

Functional silos lead to customer data silos. Can you get a full view of customer engagement without re-architecting your whole organization?

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Redefining “Normal” in Academia

The traditional “normal” in academia often lacks the richness and dynamism required for robust intellectual discourse and innovation. How can we cultivate a “personalized normal” that celebrates the uniqueness of researchers and empowers them to communicate their discoveries innovatively?

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Worth the Time? A Critical Look at the Value of Twitter for Journals

With yet another stumble from Twitter/X, Angela Cochran looks at the numbers and asks whether all the efforts journals have put into building and maintaining journal Twitter accounts have been worth it.

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The Peer Review Renaissance: An Urgent Call for Transformation

Are there enough reviewers though to meet demand and is the peer review process efficient enough to handle the sheer volume of papers being published? How can a combination of human expertise and AI make the peer review process more efficient?

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AI and Scholarly Societies

Robert Harington provides a template for scholarly societies wondering how to grapple with the overwhelming and omnipresent prospect of an AI future.

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The American Chemical Society Offers a New Twist on the Article Processing Charge: An Interview with Sarah Tegen

The American Chemical Society is offering a new approach to funding open-access articles; Rick Anderson interviews Sarah Tegen about it.

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The Open Access Fund at Edinburgh University Press: An Interview with Nicola Ramsey

An interview with Nicola Ramsey of Edinburgh University Press about the Press’s new Open Access Fund.

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The Intelligence Revolution: What’s Happening and What’s to Come in Generative AI

An update on how generative AI has progressed and how it has been applied to research publishing processes since ChatGPT was released, looking at business, application, technology, and ethical aspects of generative AI.

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Guest Post — Making Research Accessible: The arXiv Accessibility Forum Moved the Action Upstream

Shamsi Brinn (UX Manager at arXiv) and Bill Kasdorf (Principal of Kasdorf & Associates, LLC) discuss the recent Accessibility Forum hosted by arXiv. Over 2,000 people registered for the Forum; over 350 attended the live event; and hundreds more are accessing the recently published videos.

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SSP Conference Debate: AI and the Integrity of Scholarly Publishing

Will artificial intelligence fatally undermine the integrity of scholarly publishing? A formal debate from the annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

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Guest Post — A Year of Jxiv – Warming the Preprints Stone

Is there value to be found in national, or language based preprint servers? Matthew Salter discusses lessons learned from the first year of Japan’s Jxiv.

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Guest Post – Manifesto for a New Read Deal

A.J. Boston offers a route for managing closed access e-serials in a way that finds the best value for libraries, the most content for users, keeps publishers solvent, and experiments on behalf of equity.

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Guest Post — Open Access for Monographs is Here. But Are we Ready for It?

Reporting on a Mellon-funded open access monograph pilot, UNC Press Director John Sherer notes successes and remaining challenges.

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SXSW Interactive: Slow Down To Speed Up

Back to SXSW this year! Hear about the conference, the speakers, and the themes. Tell us what resonates with you the most!

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Guest Post — Open Access Beyond Scholarly Journals

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?

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