Blogs selected for Week August 21 to August 27, 2017

1. There are new frontiers for academic publishing but scholarly associations and faculty must seize the opportunities Scholarly publishing faces daunting challenges. Rising journal costs have seen many universities have to make strategic cuts to library collections. Kyle Siler, in his post in the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, discusses that the digital world […]

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Blogs selected for Week August 14 to August 20, 2017

1. MECA – A New Manuscript Exchange initiative A new initiative has been launched to define best practices for simplifying transfer of submitted manuscripts across publishers and systems. Charlie Rapple, in her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, highlights the new manuscript exchange initiative, MECA. The blog post says (quote): This is not the first […]

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Blogs selected for Week August 7 to August 13, 2017

1. Pace Intellectual: Could Publishing Embrace Slow? A recent book took aim at accelerating administrative demands and the internalised expectation of measurable productivity that have eroded the quality of academic life and work. Karin Wulf, in her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, argues whether there was a corollary for scholarly publishing. The blog post […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 31 to August 6, 2017

1. Improving students’ academic performance – there’s an app for that A recent article published in International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education makes a case for a multi-functional mobile app as a university learning tool. Using statistical correlational analysis, the authors found significant connections between the app usage and improved student outcomes, such […]

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