The Royal Society Publishing Code – 1963

Aileen Fyfe, unearthing a 1963 publishing code for the UK’s Royal Society: The Code was written at a time when the presence of commercial publishers was becoming more apparent in the world of scientific journals, and concerns were being raised over ownership and...

APC Prices Grew at Three Times the Rate of Inflation

The imitable Heather Morrison, in a just-released-study updating David Solomon and Bo-Christer Björk’s 2010 APC paper: The average APC reported by Solomon & Björk was 906 USD; the average in 2019 for the 739 journals for which we have APC data for both years...

‘Why Scientists Defend Dangerous Industries’

David Michaels, author of the new The Triump of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception, in a Chronicle interview: At minimum, academic institutions should require professors to disclose conflicts of interest. Institutions should report these conflicts to the...

Corporate-Funded Doubt on Public Higher Ed Funding

F. King Alexander, in an Inside Higher Ed opinion piece: Of late, several organizations have produced a raft of studies that endeavor to derail investment in public education while lauding the virtues of for-profit and private education. Such studies have produced an...