Scholarly associations

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

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A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

Middle East Studies Scholars Discuss the Academic Boycott of Israel

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Members of the Middle East Studies Association discuss whether they too should take a collective position on the boycott of Israeli universities.

Anthropologists overwhelmingly vote to boycott Israeli universities

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Anthropology professors vote overwhelmingly to back boycott of Israeli universities. Issue now goes to their association membership.

JSTOR to offer limited free access to content from 1,200 journals

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After a successful pilot, JSTOR is launching its Register & Read program, which lets anyone read up to three articles from 1,200 of its journals every two weeks in exchange for demographic information.

Killing Peer Review

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Can the social Web produce a "killer app" that would do away with the traditional editorial process at scholarly journals?

Bad Scholarship, Bad Politics or Bad Luck?

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2 papers dispute the conventional wisdom about a recent series of scandals involving historians.

Economists and You

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There's a surprising source for research on controversial topics in higher education: economists. In their journals and at their scholarly meetings, they are spending a lot of time analyzing issues that are important to many academics.

The American Economic Association met this weekend in Philadelphia. Here are some of the findings of interest to academics who aren't economists:

Return to El Dorado

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Three years after one of anthropology's biggest scandals appeared to have been resolved, debate about research on the Yanomami is back.

Never Mind

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Anthropologists rescind 2002 report on alleged research misconduct and 1919 censure of Franz Boas.

Rating Doctoral Programs

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After makeover, National Research Council survey kicks off with focus on measures based on data, not reputations.

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