Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Dec 04, 2019
Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.
The concept of self-plagiarism is peculiar and in some ways more interesting than ordinary plagiarism, observes Scott McLemee.
Why is brazenly putting one's name on a text that someone else wrote repugnant? Should it be? Scott McLemee explores the issue.
Scott McLemee surveys upcoming university press books that, in anticipation of the coming year's presidential campaigns, focus on the White House or the road to it.
Carnegie Mellon University has signed an open-access deal with Elsevier -- the first of its kind for the publisher in the U.S.
Scott McLemee reviews George Estreich's Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.
Scott McLemee reviews Willful: How We Choose What We Do by Richard Robb.
Abel Polese suggests four variables to consider when choosing where to send your manuscript.
Scott McLemee reviews Why We're Wrong about Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding by Bobby Duffy.
Scott McLemee reviews Devon Powers's On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future.
Dozens of institutions have endorsed a set of guiding principles for negotiating contracts that support open-access practices with scholarly publishers.
Could subscriptions create a pathway to sustainable open-access monograph publishing? MIT Press plans to find out.
Scott McLemee reviews Susan Schneider's Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind.

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