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Landscape Analysis: A SPARC Report on the Changing Nature of the Academic Publishing Industry and the Implications for Institutions

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 22, 2019 4969

The latest report from SPARC is a departure from advocacy and is very well done. Robert Harington discusses key findings from Claudio Aspesi et al., for SPARC – A Landscape Analysis: The Changing Academic Publishing Industry – Implications for Academic Institutions


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Guest Post: The Surprisingly Low Burden of Subscriptions at Institutions

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 21, 2019 4914

Analyzing subscription expenditures at the institutional level suggests that for US institutions, subscriptions represent a very slight burden on university budgets, while delivering value to many stakeholders.


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Will Transformative Agreements Unravel Library Consortia?

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 20, 2019 4859

Will cost share allocations for transformative agreements threaten the cohesion of library consortia?


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Friday Potion Puzzler

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 17, 2019 4694

A puzzle to keep your brain active on a Friday...


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Conference Season Is Here: Are you Prepared?

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 16, 2019 4639

Jasmine Wallace shares strategies for getting the most out of attending publishing meetings.


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Guest Post – A Study of Commenting on PLOS Articles

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 15, 2019 4584

Despite the near consensus about the popularity (or lack thereof) of commenting on academic articles, there is surprisingly little publicly available data relating to commenting rates. To address this, a team of academics from the Universities of Sheffield and Loughborough have recently published research into article commenting on PLOS journals. Simon Wakeling, Stephen Pinfield and Peter Willett report here on their findings.


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Guest Post: Evaluating Open Access in a Consortial Context

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 14, 2019 4529

Gwen Evans, Executive Director of the OhioLink consortium suggests that there is no standard Read and Publish or Publish and Read deal that will fit all consortia, and significant negotiation and customization is needed for each arrangement.


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Apple’s Vision of the Future (from 1987)

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 10, 2019 4308

A look back at a glorious Apple promotional video from 1987, as the company predicted a rosy future while just on the edge of its darkest period.


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Building Your Career in Scholarly Communication: Tips, Tricks and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 09, 2019 4254

Charlie Rapple summarizes the panel discussion from SSP's first UK regional event, with highlights and tips relating to career breadth, the pros and cons of working in big vs small companies, becoming a leader, networking, "becoming your best self" and "getting comfortable being uncomfortable".


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If At First You Don’t Succeed … Make Another Response to Plan S?

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 08, 2019 4199

cOAlition S rebuffed recommendations for continuing hybrid and supporting sister journals. Springer Nature tries again with concept of the "Transformative Publisher." Thoughts?


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Identifying and Responding to Micro-aggressions at Work: An Interview with Dr. Joseph Williams

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 07, 2019 4144

Dr Joseph Williams, an expert in multicultural and social justice training, is delivering a pre-conference workshop on micro-aggressions at the SSP Annual Meeting. Find out more in this interview!


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The New “University Journals” in the Marketplace

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 06, 2019 4089

For “University Publishing” to succeed by any measure, however, it is going to have to attract a lot of authors.


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The University of California and Elsevier: An Interview with Jeff MacKie-Mason

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 06, 2019 4089

Rick Anderson interviews Jeff MacKie-Mason about the University of California system's recent break with Elsevier.


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Remembering Sydney Brenner

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 03, 2019 3924

Remembering one of the founding fathers of molecular biology and modern genetics, Sydney Brenner.


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On Being a Leader Who Happens to Be a Woman of Color: A Conversation with Salina Gray, Raquel Tamez, and Rochelle Williams

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 02, 2019 3869

What is it like to be a leader who's a woman of color in a world where senior management is largely dominated by white men? Find out in this conversation with three women of color who are in positions of leadership in scholarly communications and STEM.


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Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist: An Updated Review

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 01, 2019 3814

Two years after its initial entry into the marketplace, Cabell's Blacklist has matured into a carefully crafted and highly useful directory of predatory and deceptive journals.


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A Hidden Diversity in Scholarly Publishing

The Scholarly Kitchen - April 30, 2019 3759

An awareness of how neurodiverse people in academia and scholarly publishing perceive the world can improve working relationships and help them achieve their potential.


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Where Does a University Press Sit in its Parent’s Priorities?

The Scholarly Kitchen - April 29, 2019 3704

The unfortunate news about cutbacks at Stanford University Press makes it clear that all presses must develop strategies to make them more central to the university's set of priorities.


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Revisiting — Navigating the Big Deal: A Guide for Societies

The Scholarly Kitchen - April 26, 2019 3539

In the wak of Plan S, many independent and society publishers are investigating partnerships with larger publishing houses. It's important to understand what it means to join a publisher's Big Deal program, and so here we revisit Michael Clarke's post that explains the changing nature of the Big Deal and what it can mean for these partnerships.


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Ask The Chefs: AI and Scholarly Communications

The Scholarly Kitchen - April 25, 2019 3484

What is the future of AI in scholarly communications? How can applications of AI in scholarly communications effectively leverage research artifacts?


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Transformative Agreements: A Primer

The Scholarly Kitchen - April 23, 2019 3374

Read-and-publish? Publish-and-read? A primer on transformative agreements by @lisalibrarian.


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