‘The limitations to our understanding of peer review’

Jon Tennant and Tony Ross-Hellauer, in a new preprint on SocArXiv: As a core component of our immense scholarship system, it is routinely and widely criticised. Much ink has been spilled on highly-cited and widely-circulated editorials criticising or championing peer...

‘A University Press Goes Private, And No One is the Wiser’

Guy Geltner, commenting on the stealthy privatization of Amsterdam University Press: The corporate, market-blindness leading this process on the UvA’s part underscores its dismissivness of the needs and concerns of the academic community, above all in the social...

‘77 Years to Become Open Access’

If current trends hold, the communication discipline will be fully OA in 2094. In 77 years. That’s the conclusion of a just-published study in SAGE Open, that also reported that just 3.3% of communication articles are OA. By that yardstick, the discipline is a...

‘Open Insights: An Interview with Janneke Adema and Sam Moore’

Janneke Adema and Sam Moore of the Radical Open Access Collective, in an Open Library of Humanities interview: OLH: How does a radical approach to open access empower researchers in the Global South, and those outside of traditional institutional frameworks? JA &...