Publishing

University Presses Start to Sell Via Kindle

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Just months after Amazon launched its portable reader, academic publishing is starting to experiment with the model.

Cite Check

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A scholarly paper finds that a significant proportion of academic citations are faulty, suggesting that many researchers don't read the articles they reference.

Fight Over a Beloved (and Lucrative) Book

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U. of Nebraska Press sold almost one million copies of Black Elk Speaks. The director moved to SUNY and now the book is moving too. Fair game or unfair edge?

Missing Attribution in Controversial Book

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Amid criticism, Penn Press says author of much-discussed work on terror networks will in the future formally acknowledge two sources absent in current edition.

New Test for Bias in Peer Review

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Economist suggests a focus on the relative impact of articles adjacent to one another in journals.

Open Access or Faux Access?

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Anthropology association -- criticized by scholars for use of subscription model -- says it has embraced idea of making digital material free. But you have to wait 35 years.

Defining and Debating 'Double Dipping'

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- From virtually every angle, professors are under pressure to be more productive. Pressure to publish, to earn and keep tenure. Pressure to present at conferences, to prove to their employers their visibility and viability in their disciplines.

Toward an All E-Textbook Campus

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Northwest Missouri State U., which rents books to students, experiments with electronic formats, with ambitions to go digital as publishers do.

Could a Press End Up on Chopping Block?

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Fears of Utah State University's scholarly publishing arm illustrate the vulnerability of academic publishing in a year of massive budget cuts.

Too Christian or Too Narrow?

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Wiley-Blackwell suspends sale of four volume, 3,000 page encyclopedia on Christianity, pending post-publication review. Editor sees anti-religious bias; publisher and others see major problems with the substance of the work.

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