Chefs de Cuisine: Perspectives from Publishing’s Top Table — Mandy Hill

Robert Harington talks to Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press in this new series of perspectives from some of publishing’s leaders across the non-profit and profit sectors of our industry.

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Guest Post – AI and Scholarly Publishing: A View from Three Experts

A recap of a recent SSP webinar on artificial intelligence (AI) and scholarly publishing. How can this set of technologies help or harm scholarly publishing, and what are some current trends? What are the risks of AI, and what should we look out for?

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Smorgasbord: Twitter v. Mastodon; Incentivizing Open Science; DEI v. Involution

Another “mixed bag” post from us — Is it time to leave Twitter? How can we incentivize journals and authors to take up open science practices? What is “involution” and is DEIA the solution?

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Speculation on the Most Likely OSTP Nelson Memo Implementation Scenario and the Resulting Publisher Strategies

What is the most likely scenario for implementation of the OSTP’s Nelson Memo? And what strategies will that offer for publishers?

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Revisiting — Indigenous Knowledge and Research Infrastructure: An Interview with Katharina Ruckstuhl

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day we revisit an interview with Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl, on how we can ensure that our research infrastructure supports and respects Indigenous knowledge and knowledge management.

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Smorgasbord: A Better Metaphor for Publishing, Twitter/Musk, Equitable Access, and Those Vexing OACA Experimental Controls

A new type of post from us today, offering a smorgasbord of opinions on topics including the ongoing Twitter/Elon Musk saga, just what “equitable access” to the literature means, the ongoing lack of experimental controls in one area of bibliometric analysis, and whether journals are more like a gate or a sewer.

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Equity, Inclusiveness, and Zero Embargo Public Access

Robert Harington considers whether open and public access models, as they have emerged so far, are delivering us to a more inequitable publishing future as we rush towards openness.

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Guest Post – Reducing the Burden of Diversity Tax: Recommendations for Organizations

This final post in the “Reducing the Burden of Diversity tax” series makes recommendations for organizations to reduce the burden of diversity tax on all stakeholders.

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Guest Post – Reducing the Burden of Diversity Tax: Recommendations for Allies

This third post in the “Reducing the Burden of Diversity tax” series makes recommendations for allies to reduce the burden of diversity tax on their colleagues.

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Guest Post – Reducing the Burden of Diversity Tax: Recommendations for Affected Individuals

This second post in the “Reducing the Burden of Diversity tax” series makes recommendations for affected marginalized folks to minimize the negative impact of diversity tax.

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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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Guest Post – New Opportunities for Early Career and HSS Scholarly Communications Professionals to Connect and Discuss Shared Interests 

The SSP announces its Communities of Interest Network, starting with networks for HSS Publishing Professionals and Early Career Publishing Professionals.

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Implementing DEIA in Scholarly Publishing — A Call for Papers

If you or your organization are working to improve DEIA in scholarly publishing please consider submitting an article for Learned Publishing’s special issue on implementing DEIA

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