Blogs selected for Week January 18 to January 24, 2021

1. Innovating science and technology education Author: Dr. Geer Mohammad Ishaq Substantial progress in Science and Technology is the key to sustained development of any nation in the twenty first century. Keeping in view the contemporary developments in Science and Technology at the international level, Indian universities too need to enunciate a comprehensive policy framework […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 11 to January 17, 2021

1. Open access: new science-tech policy Author: The Editorial Board Blog In a welcome move, a discussion is made on a draft science, technology and innovation policy under which bulk subscriptions of important scientific journals around the world are to-be-made freely accessible in India. This move could have positive and far-reaching implications for the pursuit […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 4 to January 10, 2021

1. Can publishers maintain control of the scholarly record? Author: Danielle Cooper, Oya Y. Rieger and Roger C. Schonfeld The journal brand has proven to be the great intangible asset of the scholarly publisher. It signals trust and authority to authors and readers alike. So even as libraries came to license bundles rather than discrete […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 21 to December 27, 2020

1. Is the publishing industry dead? Author: Alexis Davis When ebooks exploded on the scene, experts predicted that the end of print publishing was nigh. Environmentalists loved ebooks because they saved trees. Consumers liked them because, minus printing and distribution costs, they cost less. Many rushed out and bought e-readers. But did the advent of […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 14 to December 20, 2020

1. Transformative agreements, funders and the publishing ecosystem: a lack of focus on equity Author: Robert Harington During COVID-19 pandemic, institutions are suffering financially. Indeed, all participants of the research ecosystem are suffering. In this blog, Robert Harington argues that funders, be they national or private, should consider directly funding their field through funding societies […]

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