Publishing

University of California cancels deal with Elsevier after months of negotiations

After months of negotiating over open-access fees and paywalls, the University of California System follows through on threat to cancel its journal subscription deal with Elsevier.

Elsevier journal editors resign, start rival open-access journal

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, paper shortages lead to delays for university publishers

Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.

Author of recent academic hoax faces disciplinary action by Portland State

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Author of a recent academic scam faces disciplinary action by Portland State, for failing to alert his research review board before hoodwinking journal editors with outrageous articles. Many say he's guilty of bad form, but did he commit misconduct?

University of California challenges Elsevier over access to scholarly research

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?

In switch to digital-first products, publishers are signing fewer textbook authors

Leading academic publishers are signing fewer textbook authors and instead channeling investments into digital courseware.

Students are spending less than ever on course materials

In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores.

Major higher education research journal suspending submissions to clear out two-year backlog

A major higher education research journal is suspending submissions to clear out a two-year backlog. Some see this case pointing to broad problems in academic publishing, such as the unwillingness of many scholars to review papers.

More institutions consider ending their 'big deals' with publishers

An increasing number of universities are ending, or threatening to end, bundled journal subscriptions with major publishers.

Prominent psychologist resigns as journal editor over allegations over self-citation

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Prominent psychologist apologizes and resigns as journal editor over allegations of aggressive self-citation and more.

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