Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Mar 18, 2021
As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.
After fielding hundreds (maybe thousands) of questions about the publishing process, Laura Portwood-Stacer offers answers to the one that comes up the most by a landslide.
E-cigarette maker Juul funds a special issue of an academic journal about use of its product. Editor in chief says normal review processes were followed.
Scott McLemee reviews Heather Cass White’s Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life and Robert DiYanni’s You Are What You Read: A Practical Guide to Reading Well.
Scott McLemee explores Revise: The Scholar-Writer's Essential Guide to Tweaking, Editing, and Perfecting Your Manuscript by Pamela Haag.
Scott McLemee reviews Shawna Malvini Redden’s 101 Pat-Downs: An Undercover Look at Airport Security and the TSA.
New study says scholarly articles that are hard to read don't actually make the author sound smarter, and they get cited less. Authors hope their findings will encourage graduate programs to teach students how to write clearly.
Scott McLemee reviews fall 2021 books on human origins and development.
Older professors are keeping pace with their younger colleagues in terms of scholarly output and have particular knowledge to impart, study says. Authors say their findings challenge negative stereotypes about aging faculty members.
Scott McLemee reviews The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel by Richard Wright.
Scott McLemee reviews Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing by Chris Bail.
Cambridge University Press recently struck dozens of open-access publishing deals with U.S. institutions, convincing many libraries to abandon their traditional journal subscription arrangements for the first time.
Seeking sustainable new revenue streams, 16 major university presses have partnered with a for-profit publishing house to sell digital versions of their annual front-list collections.



"The OER Moment" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

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