‘My University Is Dying’

Sheila Liming in a short essay for the Chronicle Review, on relentless budget cuts at the University of North Dakota: I’m talking about the nonmaterial consequences of material resource depletion, which can last for generations and make earnest attempts at normalcy...

‘Plan S: take Latin America’s long experience on board’

Humberto Debat and Dominique Babini, in letter published in Nature: We share the spirit of Plan S to achieve full open access to scholarly publications (see go.nature.com/2hszsaf), but we disagree with its implementation guidelines. The plan’s design ignores more than...

‘Publication is not enough, to generate impact you need to campaign’

Toby Green, writing in the LSE Impact Blog: In a recent case study, I describe how I drew attention to three of my papers published since 2017. This required a change to my normal routine in order to dedicate a little bit of time every day over a period of months to...

‘So What’s the DEAL?’

Springer Nature’s Dagmar Laging, in an inteview for the Scholarly Kitchen: But with not only transformative deals but the need to secure sustainable funding for fully OA equally critical to supporting the transition to OA, it was important to us and Projekt DEAL...

‘The Criminologist Accused of Cooking the Books’

Tom Bartlett, in his investigative piece for the Chronicle [paywall] on an apparent criminology research fraud case: But in an interview, the editor in chief of Criminology, David McDowall, seemed less than eager about getting to the bottom of what might be wrong with...