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.
Scott McLemee reviews Harold Bloom's Macbeth: A Dagger of the Mind.
New paper says the death of star scientists often benefits their subfields, via an influx in new contributors and ideas.
University librarians and some academic publishers are optimistic about the possibility of reaching new agreements to make more academic articles fully open, but they acknowledge many challenges ahead.
Sociologist says journal dismissed her paper because she'd shared it elsewhere as a preprint -- even though the publication had a pro-preprint policy. How often does this happen?
Peter Martin's The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language shows Noah Webster as the sort of ideologue who's convinced he has a historical mission and carries himself accordingly, writes Scott McLemee.
Scott McLemee reviews a roundup of off-beat titles coming out this fall.
Sci-Hub, a repository for pirated research papers, is widely acknowledged to be illegal. But is sharing a link to the site illegal, too?
Cassandra O’Sullivan Sachar gives advice for moving forward after your manuscript is rejected.
Scott McLemee reviews Charles Pappas's One Giant Leap: Iconic and Inspiring Space Race Inventions That Shaped History.
Study says authors exaggerate their findings in paper abstracts, and that's a problem when readers take them at face value.
Finished your dissertation and ready to write your book? Not so fast, warns Laura Portwood-Stacer.
Scott McLemee continues his review of Catherine Lyall's Being an Interdisciplinary Academic: How Institutions Shape University Careers.

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