Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
Following in the footsteps of linguistics journal Lingua, the editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics has resigned and launched a rival journal that will be free for all to read.
Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.
Scott McLemee reviews Anthony Bonato's Limitless Minds: Interviews With Mathematicians.
Authors discuss new book about the diversity and strength of religion in academe -- as well as some of the tensions.
Scott McLemee reviews Diploma Mill: The Rise and Fall of Dr. John Buchanan and the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania by David Alan Johnson.
Author discusses his new book about “killing the five-paragraph essay” and other ways schools and colleges could do a better job of teaching writing.
As we approach the new year, Scott McLemee gives a preview of some of the new books coming out in 2019.
Scott McLemee reviews Jeffrey Melnick's Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family.
University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research. But does the UC system have the clout to pull it off?
Author discusses his new book, which is not only about protests and social revolutions.
Leading academic publishers are signing fewer textbook authors and instead channeling investments into digital courseware.
In advance of International Human Rights Day, Scott McLemee reviews Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory, by Wendy Brown, Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky.

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