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Libraries Face a Future of Open Access
The Academic Market in China: An Overview
Get The Research: Impactstory Announces a New Science-Finding Tool for the General Public
Is Copyright Piracy Morally Wrong or Merely Illegal? The Malum Prohibitum/Malum in Se Conundrum
Journals Lose Citations to Preprint Servers
Amazon Peer Review: Coming To A Preprint Near You
Has Google Become a Journal Publisher?
The Time for Open and Interoperable Annotation is Now
Has ‘Write Daily’ Become Dogma?
Announcing the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications
Diversity in the Open Access Movement
What the Acquisition of Meta Means for Scholarly Publishers
15 Things We Can Do To Stand Up For Science!
Collision Course — Why Are Funders Straying from Their Lane?
Scientific Facts — Are they like Myths, Told through Fairytales and Spread by Gossip?
Should We Stop with the Commenting Already?
Are Open Access Journals Immune from Piracy?
Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Preprint Badges!
Elsevier Acquires bepress
Why Books Will Always Matter
Publishing the 23andMe Way
ResearchGate: Publishers Take Formal Steps to Force Copyright Compliance
JATS4R: Optimizing the Reusability of Scholarly Content
Access vs. Accessibility in Scholarship and Science
Creating a Safety Net — Why Double-Dipping Is the Wrong Term and the Right Approach
Workflow Strategy for Those Left Behind
Workflow Lock-in: A Taxonomy
Discovery Should Be Delivery: User-Centric Principles for Discovery as a Service
What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server?
Open Access, Academic Freedom, and the Spectrum of Coercive Power
Oh, What A Tangled Web! Citation Network Underscores Editorial Conflicts of Interest
LEGO in the Lab
Supporting a Connected Galaxy of Knowledge
The New “University Journals” in the Marketplace
A Study of Commenting on PLOS Articles
The Surprisingly Low Burden of Subscriptions at Institutions
Internal Contradictions with Open Access Books
The Robots are Writing: Will Machine-Generated Books Accelerate our Consumption of Scholarly Literature?
The Academy Mobilizes – Unizin Tackles Learning Analytics
Articles Summaries that “Spoil” the Paper to Save Reader Time
The Second Wave of Preprint Servers: How Can Publishers Keep Afloat?
Can Geowalling Save Open Access?
Who Is Competing to Own Researcher Identity?
Guest Post: A Plea for Fairer Sharing of the True Costs of Publication
Will the Future of Scholarly Communication Be Pluralistic and Democratic, or Monocultural and Authoritarian?
Subscribe to Open: A Mutual Assurance Approach to Open Access
The Internet Archive Chooses Readers
Building a Sustainable Research Infrastructure
Utility, Morality, Strategy, and Scholarly Communication
Elsevier Has Deployed an End-user Tracking Tool for Security. Should Users Be Concerned About Their Privacy?
In Search of Equity and Justice: Reimagining Scholarly Communication
What a Mangled Press Conference on COVID Can Tell Us About the Need for Good Data Storytelling
What Does it Take to Move a Highly Successful Face-to-face Workshop into the Online World?
Towards a Shared Peer-Review Taxonomy
Can Publishers Maintain Control of the Scholarly Record?
Can We Re-engineer Scholarly Journal Publishing? An Interview with Richard Wynne, Rescognito
Imposters and Impersonators in Preprints: How do we trust authors in Open Science?
A Model for Peer-to-Peer Workplace Learning
Feasibility, Sustainability, and the Subscribe-to-Open Model
Intersectionality: Considering Identity When Working Towards a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Future
Perspectives on a 'Unified Approach' to the Future of Open Access
Connecting Sustainable Development, Publishing Ethics, and the North-South Divide
Decoupling from Russia
A New Twist on a Publishing Scam: Ghost-authoring Book Reviews for Fun and Profit
What Universities — and Libraries, Researchers, and Publishers? — Owe Democracy
Let the Metadata Wars Begin
Equity, Inclusiveness, and Zero Embargo Public Access
GitHub is Sued, and We May Learn Something About Creative Commons Licensing
Why PID Strategies Are Having A Moment - And Why You Should Care
China and Open Access
Accessibility Powered by AI: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Universalize Access to Digital Content
The PLOS Union
Publishers, Don't Use AI Detection Tools!
Open Access to University Press Frontlists: A Call to Action
Ending Human-Dependent Peer Review
Redefining “Normal” in Academia
The Necessity of Book Reviews
The Necessity of Book Reviews - The Scholarly Kitchen
Where Did the Open Access Movement Go Wrong?: An Interview with Richard Poynder - The Scholarly Kitchen
Food for Thought: What Are We Feeding LLMs, and How Will this Impact Humanity?
Scholarly Social: Findings from the SSP Social Media Survey

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