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Guest Post: What a new Publons Report on Peer Review Says About Diversity, and More

The Scholarly Kitchen - September 12, 2018 4462

The Publons Global State of Peer Review Report reveals significant patterns in reviews and reviewing, with implications for global science.


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Obituary: Square Enix America and Europe COO Mike Sherlock

Gamasutra - September 07, 2018 4196

"Mike was a principled and charismatic leader who led by example. He was extremely proud of the progress and success we have shared over the years." ...

The New Plugins — What Goals Are the Access Solutions Pursuing?

The Scholarly Kitchen - August 23, 2018 3362

The apparently different approaches Kopernio, Unpaywall, and Access Anywhere are taking might have a common assumption at their hearts -- the status quo.


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Amazon removes its 20 percent preoder discount on games

Gamasutra - August 20, 2018 3223

Two years after the perk was introduced to Amazon Prime members, Amazon has announced that it will be discontinuing its 20 percent preorder discount on physical copies video games on August 28. ...

Advocating for Change by Limiting New Business: An Interview with BTAA’s Kimberly Armstrong

The Scholarly Kitchen - August 15, 2018 2922

Library consortia are taking stronger positions with scholarly publishers, not just in Europe but in North America as well. In this interview, Roger Schonfeld speaks with Kimberly Armstrong about BTAA's principles, concerns, and tactics.


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Guest Post: Scholarly Books Unbound: A Portal for Brainy Books

The Scholarly Kitchen - August 09, 2018 2592

Leann Wilson and Marshall Poe revisit the idea of a unified online books platform for scholarly works.


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Mobile revenue failed to meet Square Enix's expectations this quarter

Gamasutra - August 07, 2018 2504

The first quarter of Square Enix's 2018-2019 fiscal year passed rather quietly this time around, thanks to both a lack of new releases and lackluster mobile performance. ...

Square Enix bets on game streaming with Blacknut partnership

Gamasutra - July 24, 2018 1724

Japanese developer-publisher Square Enix has partnered with Blacknut to distribute a selection of mobile titles through the French company's game streaming service.  ...