Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Author discusses his new book about why higher education still matters.
Scott McLemee reviews a new book that examines the long literary and political history of a femme fatale that embodies two aspects of Eden: the beguiling female and the deceiving reptile, merged, literally, into one.
Scott McLemee ruminates on the memoir of Barbara Ehrenreich, who, while more or less an agnostic, undergoes what sounds like the sort of crisis described by saints and mystics.
U of Florida connects its institutional repository to Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform to try to increase the visibility of the university's intellectual work.
Supporters of academic publishing worry about what Northern Illinois U may decide about a small press that punches above its weight in scholarship.
Too often, service learning prioritizes students over the people with whom they work, Randy Stoecker argues in a new book.
Open access is not fully realized without open peer review, which would provide opportunities for scholarly dialogue and critique throughout the writing process and beyond, argues Alex Mueller.
 In a changing market, authors increasingly find themselves negotiating with publishers to see their work to completion, even after they successfully navigate academic peer review, writes, Michael S. Evans. The solution is to make journal acceptance portable.  
Monica F. Jacobe provides five rules to help people with Ph.D.s who still want to produce scholarship yet work in professional jobs that don't demand or reward it.
Scott McLemee reviews a new book by Christina Crosby, who discusses the reality of her life after a horrific accident with a candor that must be experienced to be believed.
Start-up uses data analytics to tackle information overload among researchers and publishers in science, medical and technical fields.
Author discusses new book about class inequality at an elite university.

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