Peer Review Failure?

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National Academy of Sciences journal will review article -- currently causing furor -- that was published under special system for members to recommend work. And that system is being eliminated.

Breakthrough on Open Access

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5 major research universities pledge to set up system of payments for work their professors publish in free, online journals -- aiming to shift economic model of scholarly communication.

Correcting a Style Guide

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American Psychological Association concedes its new manual has plenty of mistakes, but won't pay to provide error-free copies to faculty and students.

Customized Uniformity

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A Wisconsin business school gets a grant to write custom e-textbooks aimed at keeping students on the same page

Survival -- Through Open Access

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Utah State University Press, which faced threat of elimination, will continue to operate as a scholarly publisher, but with a new model.

A Call for Copyright Rebellion

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Lawrence Lessig asks why academe accepts rules that limit the spread of scholarship.

Open Access Encyclopedias

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In the age of Google and Wikipedia, can higher education create online reference works that are free, scholarly, and economically viable?

A College Press Run By Undergrads

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A Vermont college creates a publishing enterprise for students, by students.

Academic and Publishing Freedom

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Article criticizing Wheaton College, seen by many as flagship of evangelical higher ed, is killed by key publication in Christian intellectual life. Why?

'Orphan' Tug of War

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Another deadline has passed for filing commentary on the pending settlement between Google and major associations of American authors and publishers over Google Book Search, the controversial project that aims to scan millions of books into a searchable electronic database.


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