Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
A bad abstract won’t by itself cause journal editors to reject a scholarly article, but it does incline them toward an initial negative answer, write Faye Halpern and James Phelan.
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
A new book argues that the focus on credentials and growing inequality led to the rise in for-profit colleges. 
A new book argues that the NCAA "has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics" and that the association is incapable of achieving reform.
Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.
A new documentary and a book from Denmark point to the dangers and dead ends of the self-transformation industry, says Scott McLemee
Editors discuss their new essay collection on the portrayal of colleges, students and academics -- across genres and eras.
In Light Come Shining: The Transformations of Bob Dylan, Andrew McCarron faces an excess of material about his subject, not to mention more than 50 years of investigation, speculation and exegesis by obsessive fans, writes Scott McLemee.
The 90-year-old university press will close its doors this year after Duquesne decided to cut its funding.
Scott McLemee reviews Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds and Minds of Primates, which elucidates the two camps that have formed in the study of how intelligence evolved.
Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.
Peter J. Spiro’s At Home in Two Countries explores how globalization has turned dual citizenship from an anomalous and potentially dangerous condition into something almost commonplace, writes Scott McLemee.

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