Topic: Journals and publishing

Textbooks could be free if universities rewarded professors for writing them

  Universities have a responsibility to reduce barriers in student learning, and one way to do this is through creating textbooks that […]

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University of California’s break with the biggest academic publisher could shake up scholarly publishing for good

Libraries subscribe digitally to academic journals – and are left with nothing in the stacks when the contract expires. Eric Chan/Flickr, CC […]

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All publicly funded research could soon be free for you, the taxpayer, to read

The new ‘Plan S’ initiative focuses on making all publicly funded research immediately fully and freely available by open access publication. from […]

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Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education, a review

By Gerald Walton

When I was a doctoral student early in the millennium, I remember a lot of talk among my colleagues about “lines.” In […]

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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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