Publishing

Long Road to Open Access

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Effort by leading research universities to rethink the economics of scholarly journals has an underwhelming first year, and experts caution against expectations of quick change.

New Models for University Presses

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A special issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing being released today features a series of calls for change in the way university presses are run -- suggesting that the current business model is collapsing.

The essays in the journal argue that the strategy of bolstering the existing model of selling print versions of monographs is doomed to fail, even if many advocates for scholarly publishing have defended it amid the economic and technological changes of the last decade.

Paying by the Pound for Journals

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A new digital pricing model strains the relationship between chemistry group and some of its subscribers.

An Academic Office Trashed in Egypt

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American U. in Cairo Press has its headquarters -- overlooking square filled with protesters -- ransacked by police.

Questioning the 'Citation Advantage'

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What if everything you knew about the incentives for publishing in an open-access journal was wrong?

That is the provocative idea put forward in a new working paper by two scholars of scholarly publishing: Mark McCabe, an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and Christopher Snyder, an economics professor at Dartmouth College.

New Journal, Old School Values

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In an era when many literary journals are struggling to survive or becoming Web-only, Amherst starts a new print publication, focused on physical space.

'Lahore With Love' -- Without a Publisher

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Lahore With Love: Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani Style was published last year by Syracuse University Press, and the fictionalized memoir quickly won praise. Henry Louis Gates Jr. called it "marvelously compelling and endlessly entertaining, at once poignantly personal and richly political."

A Peculiar Disclaimer

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When editors of the philosophy journal Synthese appended a statement to a guest-edited issue apologizing for some of its contents, the move brought a call for a boycott.

Documenting the Decline of (Print) Law Reviews

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Surveying reviews' spotty compliance with reporting requirements, editor of The Green Bag finds their circulations in steep decline -- but does that necessarily mean lost influence?

Full Court Press

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In latest chapter of a copyright battle, academic publishers outline strict standards for how much text they think professors can put on e-reserve before paying.

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