New Collaboration for Scholarly Publishing

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Grant allows 5 presses to set up joint operations for copy editing, design, layout and typesetting -- creating savings that will allow release of more books.

God, Fashion, Affect

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What's hot and what's not (theory?) at the book exhibits of the Modern Language Association.

Confronting -- and Not Confronting -- Plagiarism

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History journal editors explain the challenges of dealing with complaints -- while some scholars see inadequacy in current systems.

Harvard Opts In to 'Opt Out' Plan

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Harvard University's arts and sciences faculty approved a plan on Tuesday that will post finished academic papers online free, unless scholars specifically decide to opt out of the open-access program. While other institutions have similar repositories for their faculty's work, Harvard's is unique for making online publication the default option.

Abandoning Print, Not Peer Review

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Editor of journal with traditional publishing model joins forces with Indiana U. library to start free online alternative, replicating quality control and seeing surge in readers.

Next Chapter for E-Books

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New program from SUNY Press makes front-list, hardcover titles available simultaneously in electronic form at price it hopes students can afford.

A Press Revolt Against E-Packet Practices

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Suit against Georgia State University may be start of tangling over how business models for textbook publishing online will evolve.

Michigan Severs Ties to Controversial Publisher

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Following outrage over anti-Israel book it was distributing for British outfit, university press revises its rules and ends ties to leftist Pluto, which says free expression has been hurt.

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.


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