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Is the Value of the Big Deal in Decline?

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 07, 2019 4908

Last week, the University of California terminated its license with Elsevier. Today, Roger Schonfeld argues that leakage has reduced the value of the big deal -- and publisher pricing power -- while empowering library negotiators.


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Springer Nature Syndicates Content to ResearchGate

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 01, 2019 4023

A pilot project representing the first significant experiment with the syndication of publisher content to a content supercontinent.


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Is Hybrid a Valid Pathway to Open Access? Publishers Argue Yes, in Response to Plan S

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 19, 2019 3471

As we await the next communication from Coalition S, the largest publishers indicate that they will not abandon the hybrid pathway for open access.


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Editorial Independence and Journal Ownership in the Age of Open Science

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 12, 2019 3086

The editorial board for the Journal of Informetrics declared checkmate when they resigned over Elsevier's open access and open citations policies. Raising both practical and moral questions of journal ownership, the editors of Learning Publishing ask: What can this power move tell us about editorial ownership in the age of open science?


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Writing Styles, Roald Dahl, and Writing Huts

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 08, 2019 2865

We all have our individual approaches to work. Here, author Roald Dahl offers a tour of his process and his backyard writing hut.


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Guest Post: Encouraging Data Sharing: A Small Investment for Large Potential Gain

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 30, 2019 2369

Data Availability Statements are a powerful tool in promoting data sharing, but what does it take to include them in a journal workflow?


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