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LEGO in the Lab

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 18, 2019 4920

Lego is increasingly being used in teaching and research. Here are some fun examples of how and why it can be useful.


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Mixed Realities, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality in Scholarly Publishing: An Interview with Markus Kaindl and Martijn Roelandse

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 17, 2019 4865

Augmented reality is increasingly being used in scholarly publishing -- in expected and unexpected ways. Learn how Springer Nature has been experimenting with it in this interview with their Senior Manager of Semantic Data, Markus Kaindl, and Head of Innovation, Martijn Roelandse.


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Different Places, Different Voices

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 16, 2019 4810

Highlighting a sampling of posts by authors from around the globe to help raise awareness of the communication needs and concerns of the international scholarly community.


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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Baffling Funder Mandate

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 15, 2019 4755

Famed detective Sherlock Holmes does his best to help his friend Dr. Watson figure out how best to comply with the requirements of Plan S.


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Plan S: What About Researchers?

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 14, 2019 4700

In this article, Robert Harington implores Plan S leaders and funders to take researcher needs to heart.


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300 Years of Element Discovery

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 11, 2019 4535

A nice visualization showing when different elements were added to the Periodic Table.


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Guest Post: Bringing Value (and Making Things Happen) in Academic Publishing — An Interview with Martha Sedgwick of SAGE

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 10, 2019 4480

Mary Beth Barilla interviews SAGE's Martha Sedgwick in advance of her keynote address at the SSP's Pre-conference at APE 2019.


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Guest Post: MLA InSight — How to Buy Whisky

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 09, 2019 4425

A report on the 2018 MLA InSight meeting that brought together librarians and publishers: How can our communities work together in collaborative efforts that actually make a difference?


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Yes, Women Also Know: Online Resources Identify and Highlight Women Experts

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 08, 2019 4370

Okay, 2019, it's gotta be the end of manels (all male panels) and whanels (all white). Online projects provide resources that call attention to the problems of bias, and make locating women experts easy.


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The Double-bind Theory of Scholarly Publishing

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 07, 2019 4315

What the public wants is better science, not open science. Plan S has put those two forces in conflict, and it is driving everybody crazy.


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Welcoming Back The US Public Domain

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 04, 2019 4150

January 1, 2019 marked the emergence of new works to the US Public Domain for the first time in 20 years.


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Poor Financials Pushes PLOS To Ponder Future Prospects

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 03, 2019 4095

PLOS' latest financial report depicts an organization trying to reinvent itself, focusing less on disruption and innovation and more on efficiency and collaboration.


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Welcome to The Great Acceleration

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 02, 2019 4040

Happy New Year! Does it feel like everything is happening at once? Welcome to The Great Acceleration.


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The Year in Review: 2018 On The Scholarly Kitchen

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 21, 2018 3380

A look back at the last year in The Scholarly Kitchen.


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Ask The Chefs: Books That Changed Your Life

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 20, 2018 3325

We've all been touched by a book, one influenced us in some profound way. This month we asked the Chefs to tell us about those books.


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Sharing and Recognizing Early Stage Research: An Interview with Sami Benchekroun of Morressier

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 19, 2018 3270

Early stage (pre-prepublication) research can usually only be shared at conferences. New platform Morressier aims to change this, as co-founder Sami Benchekroun explains in this interview,


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Oh, What A Tangled Web! Citation Network Underscores Editorial Conflicts of Interest

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 18, 2018 3215

The separation of powers is as important in academic publishing as it is in government.


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All Things Coko: A Step Towards a True Shared Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication?

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 17, 2018 3160

At this years annual STM Week in London, there was a strong focus on collaboration and shared infrastructure. I bunked off one of the days to check out the All Things Coko meeting. Is this the start of a new way to look at scholarly publishing technology?


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An Introduction to Branding

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 14, 2018 2995

What do we mean by "branding"? Ten quick tips.


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Why Is the Digital Preservation Network Disbanding?

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 13, 2018 2940

Preservation is an imperative for our community, yet the Digital Preservation Network is disbanding. What lessons can we learn from its struggle?


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Making Magic Happen: Implementing and Contributing Data Citations in Support of Today’s Scholarship

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 12, 2018 2885

Today's guest post on the importance of ensuring widespread community commitment to data citation is by Brooks Hanson, Daniella Lowenberg, Patricia Cruse, and Helena Cousijn


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Skeletons In Their Closet: Clarivate Issues Editorial Concern But Takes No Further Action

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 11, 2018 2830

An public allegation of citation manipulation among 5 journals deserves a public inquiry.


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Elsevier Chairman YS Chi: An Interview

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 10, 2018 2775

Today's post features an interview of Elsevier’s chairman Youngsuk (“YS”) Chi, conducted by ITHAKA president Kevin Guthrie during the opening session of ITHAKA's Next Wave conference. It features discussion and perspective not only about Elsevier itself and its strategic direction, but also about broader changes in scholarly communication and approaches to organizational leadership.


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Plan S: A Mandate for Gold OA with Lots of Strings Attached

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 07, 2018 2610

Plan S, Science Europe’s plan to accelerate open access, includes strict technical requirements that may be too costly or practical for some OA journals, platforms, and repositories. Chef Angela Cochran reviews the challenges of the requirements and posits that the plan is really about Gold OA.


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Why Society and Not-For-Profit Journals Are Worth Preserving: Better Economic and Continuing Value for the Community

The Scholarly Kitchen - December 06, 2018 2555

Plan S seems to favor larger, commercial publishers over smaller, independent, not-for-profit publishers. Is this an acceptable sacrifice or are societies, and not-for-profit publishing, worth preserving?


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