Blogs selected for Week August 12, 2019 to August 18, 2019

1. Guest Post — Equity is Possible: Forging Paths toward Equity and Anti-Racism in Scholarly Publishing Over the past few years, there has been a growing awareness about what it means to have an industry that is, by one estimate, over 90% white. Publishing professionals are asking important questions, such as, “what types of systems […]

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Blogs selected for Week August 5, 2019 to August 11, 2019

1. Guest Post — The Future of FAIR, as Told by the Past Where will FAIR end up? What will be its value to research data management stakeholders? To see into the future, Brian Lavoie of OCLC, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, suggests we start by looking into the past: in particular, […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 29, 2019 to August 4, 2019

1. Building for the long term: Why business strategies are needed for community-owned infrastructure Community-led projects have taken on an increased urgency after the recent spate of acquisitions of essential infrastructure by commercial interests. The goals here are both laudable and achievable, but when we think about scholarly communications, we must take the long-term view. […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 22, 2019 to July 28, 2019

1. Guest Post: Plan S Version 2 and the Cost of Quality Much has been said about Plan S, both encouraging and critical. The relative preponderance of criticism – notably by academics, who ought to be key beneficiaries – has been frustrating to the plan’s backers, who see it as a long-overdue concerted effort to […]

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Blogs selected for Week July 15, 2019 to July 21, 2019

1. Guest Post — Transitioning to a new peer review system: from scary to successful The peer review process is the foundation of many journals, upon which their reputation is built. A great deal of thought and work goes into ensuring a good experience for authors, reviewers, and editors, and the idea of ‘starting over’ […]

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