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Happy New Year!

Wishing you the very best as 2020 begins.

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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:

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Interview with Randy Schekman about Plan S

Nature interviews open-access pioneer, Nobel Prize winner, and cell biologist Randy Schekman (UC Berkeley) about Plan S: There will be a shakedown in the business. Some journals will lose out. Publishing is not a static business — the advent of the … Continue reading

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UC Talks Continue, with Faculty Contributions Front and Center

In a letter on Tuesday, [UCLA] campus officials asked faculty members to consider declining to review articles for Elsevier journals until negotiations ‘are clearly moving in a productive direction.’ The letter also asked professors to consider publishing research elsewhere, including … Continue reading

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…from a report on the ITHAKA Next Wave 2018 conference: Gen Z students don’t want the same things from college their Millennial predecessors did. Elite colleges will be just fine, but mid-tier campuses without defined niches will face extinction. And … Continue reading

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University of California Takes Strong Stand on Elsevier Negotiations

The University of California (UC) system is taking a strong stand in their negotiations with Elsevier, as communicated by an open letter published on November 28: The UC’s efforts to shift its relationship with Elsevier will have implications beyond our … Continue reading

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European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): Federated Model; Latest Documents

All signs point towards the development of the EOSC in a federated manner, with an emphasis on FAIR data standards: Latest EOSC developments Two key documents published on 20 November 2018 provide additional detail: Prompting an EOSC in practice (PDF, … Continue reading

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The Movie You’ve Been Waiting For…

Coming September 2018 to NYC – October 9 to Rotterdam (Erasmus University, Netherlands) – is Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Featuring interviews by academics and publishers alike. Trailer List of interviews filmed to date (nice to see Kamran Naim, my … Continue reading

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US National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia

Still time to join the Science of Science Communication III webinar:    

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