Topic: Journals & publishing

The abuses and perverse effects of quantitative evaluation in the academy

By Yves Gingras

The world of academic research is scored according to so-called “objective” measures, with an emphasis on publications and citations. But the very […]

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Dérives et effets pervers de l’évaluation quantitative de la recherche

By Yves Gingras

Les professeurs et les chercheurs universitaires sont de plus en plus évalués à l’aide de mesures dites « objectives », qui mettent […]

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Fair access: Strikes the right balance on education and copyright

By Michael Geist

Emerging forms of access to copyrighted works is undermining the value of Access Copyright, argues Professor Michael Geist.

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Access Copyright: Addressing the needs and concerns of both creators and users in a changing copyright landscape

By Roanie Levy

Access Copyright has the infrastructure and expertise to best serve universities, says the organization’s Executive Director Roanie Levy.

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Open Access and the Public Purse

By Julia M. Wright

Last year, we were introduced to a “Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy,” put forward by NSERC and SSHRC to harmonize their requirements […]

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Open season on academics: My brush with predatory publishing

By Gary Genosko

One morning I opened my email to find that I had become editor-in-chief of an academic journal. Well, ‘chief editor’ to be […]

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Book Publishing Today: Not for the Faint of Heart

By Nancy McCormack

A writer who took a close and critical look at academic publishing in 2005 turns his attention to trade publishing. And what he sees is even less pretty.

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An old printing press

Reflections on University Press Publishing

By Bill Harnum

Former University of Toronto Press executive Bill Harnum describes the current terrain of scholarly book publishing and looks to the future. There are a number of daunting challenges, he writes, but they can be overcome.

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