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Why Hasn’t the Academy Taken Back Control of Publishing Already?

The Scholarly Kitchen - July 16, 2018 4975

Perhaps the academy has not taken control of scholarly publishing because it doesn’t want to.


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Impact Factor Denied to 20 Journals For Self-Citation, Stacking

The Scholarly Kitchen - June 27, 2018 3936

Publisher of performance metrics suppresses 20 journals, 14 for high levels of self-citation and 6 for citation stacking, releases Editorial Expression of Concern for 5 others.


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Guest Post: Time to Check Out of the Hybrid Hotel?

The Scholarly Kitchen - June 25, 2018 3820

Rob Johnson looks at the growth of hybrid open access, and questions whether it will remain a reliable revenue stream for publishers.


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How Much Editorial Misconduct Goes Unreported?

The Scholarly Kitchen - June 21, 2018 3600

Editors are in a position of power to coerce authors to cite their journal and personal papers. Can algorithms help detect misconduct when authors and journal staff are unwilling to speak out?


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Will the European Big Deal Contagion Spread to North America?

The Scholarly Kitchen - June 18, 2018 3435

The European academic sector has taken a stronger consortial negotiating posture, resulting in Big Deal cancellations. Today, equity investors and analysts want to know: Will this contagion spread from Europe to North America, resulting in global pandemic?


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Ask The Fellows: What Surprised You Most About Scholarly Communications At The SSP Annual Meeting?

The Scholarly Kitchen - June 15, 2018 3276

You've heard from the delegates at large. Now come hear what the SSP Fellows thought about the Annual Meeting in Chicago earlier this month.


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Ask The Delegates: What Was Your Key Takeaway From The SSP Annual Meeting?

The Scholarly Kitchen - June 06, 2018 2775

While we normally Ask The Chefs, this time we've Asked the Delegates to tell us about their experiences and takeaways from the SSP Annual Meeting. Come hear what they had to say!


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Collaboration to Improve Scholarship

The Scholarly Kitchen - June 05, 2018 2720

The last morning of this year's Fiesole Library Collection Retreat focused on the important topic of collaboration to improve scholarship. Read more in today's post from Alice Meadows.


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Libraries Face a Future of Open Access

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 23, 2018 2005

Libraries and legacy publishers are in an unholy embrace. They need not love each other to feel they should stick together.


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Peer Review – Authors and Reviewers – our “North Star”

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 16, 2018 1620

Robert Harington suggests that publishers need to do more for researchers to help authors, and to help reviewers understand their role as a reviewer and be recognized for their work. We need to tackle implicit bias in peer review. We need to focus on our “North Star”


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Guest Post: From Supermarkets to Marketplaces — The Evolution of the Open Access Ecosystem

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 14, 2018 1510

Sven Fund from Knowledge Unlatched talks about new approaches needed to drive open access progress.


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