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Researchers discover challenges of debating scholarly work on the Web

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Blog-borne debate about a study on the relationship between social media and scholarly communications reaches new levels of meta.

Tech giant unveils iBooks 2, iBook Author, and upgraded iTunes U

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LIVE UPDATES: Officials announce 100 new courses produced with colleges, and plans to make textbooks far more versatile.

Universities look to get discounts on e-textbooks for students

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Universities have started banding together to negotiate favorable contracts with software vendors. With new effort, a group of them aims to exercise similar leverage with publishers on behalf of students.

Daytona State reins in its push toward e-textbooks

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Daytona State reins in a plan to push students and faculty toward electronic textbooks.

Hybrid publishing platform Manifold enters public beta phase

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Manifold, a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Center, launches in beta form with features supporting experimental scholarly work.

The importance of writing an effective abstract when you submit a journal article (essay)

A bad abstract won’t by itself cause journal editors to reject a scholarly article, but it does incline them toward an initial negative answer, write Faye Halpern and James Phelan.

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Paper says it is time for publishers to punish tardy journal editors

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Paper argues that those who can't meet deadlines for evaluating submissions should be removed from their positions.

Librarian's list of 'predatory' journals reportedly removed due to 'threats and politics'

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Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics."

Federal Trade Commission begins to crack down on 'predatory' publishers

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The Federal Trade Commission is "marking a line in the sand" with its first lawsuit against publishers that take advantage of scholars wishing to publish in open-access journals.

Social Science Research Network confusion leads to calls for boycott

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Some scholars are taking confusion about articles mistakenly deleted from the Social Science Research Network as their cue to look for a new place to share research.

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