Author Archives: Stephanie Krueger

Three Scenarios for Higher Education Later in 2020

Bryan Alexander has drafted a thought piece outlining three possible scenarios for higher education operations in late 2020 with some caveats: …in this post I am exploring future possibilities.  I am not endorsing any particular analysis, political party, or course … Continue reading

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A Test in Reproducibility

During his time as Editor-in-Chief for Molecular Brain, Fujita Health University’s Tsuyoshi Miyakawa made requests for raw data for 41 papers marked for revision prior to publication, and the majority of authors failed to respond to this request (in fact, only … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you the very best as 2020 begins.

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Experiments in Open Access Publishing: Community Efforts Work; Payoff=Learning & Access

Where have I been since July? I’ve been conducting two experiments in open access publishing, volunteering to be: Co-editor for Evidence Summaries at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, a fully open journal hosted by the University of Alberta (Canada) … Continue reading

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UC Office of Scholarly Communications Provides Negotiation Toolkit to the Public

In a bold effort, the University of California Office of Scholarly Communications has created a toolkit for those negotiating with publishers. The toolkit, well-conceived and including specific UC examples, can assist anyone in approaching complex negotiations (not only with publishers) … Continue reading

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The “Open Access Wars”: An Academic Publishing Synopsis

Recent developments, including University of California developments, clearly explained together with a historical synopsis of the academic publishing industry: This is a story about more than subscription fees. It’s about how a private industry has come to dominate the institutions … Continue reading

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Alternative to Beall’s: Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

Rick Anderson has written a review of one alternative to Beall’s List: the subscription resource Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist. Anderson’s conclusion: Overall, I find the Cabell’s Blacklist product to be a carefully crafted, honestly managed, and highly useful tool for … Continue reading

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UC Slides: Blueprint for Negotiations

Mackie-Mason, Waibel, and Willmont from the University of California system teamed up to present their Blueprint for Negotiations at CNI on April 8. Power up the slides at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gmVXRxGIp_hWUQ82wP6jzhcDsYiaeDlfeLR-3speGGE/edit#slide=id.g55eeb5f918_8_20

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It’s All About Content “Leakage”: Analysis of the UC Elsevier Deal

Roger Schonfeld once again provides an excellent analysis, this time on the drivers of recent Elsevier deals: …California, through its cancellation, has nevertheless maintained its position unambiguously. It does not need ongoing journal subscriptions through ScienceDirect. Put another way: A major … Continue reading

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University of California System Terminates Elsevier Agreement

https://news.lib.berkeley.edu/elsevier-outcome

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