‘Author Fees – American Journal of Health Behavior’

This is a novelty: APCs for paywalled articles, here in the case of the now-notorious American Journal of Health Behavior: There are NO submission fees; however, should your manuscript be accepted for publication, there will be a one-time fee of $895 per article. This...

‘OA.Works receives $1.9 million to bolster OA policies’

Genuinely exciting news: We’re thrilled to announce that OA Works (formerly Open Access Button) has received a grant of $1.9M USD over the next three years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The investment expands OA.Work’s efforts to streamline...

‘MIT and Harvard Have Sold Higher Education’s Future’

My reaction to the sell-off of edX, published today in The Chronicle: Harvard and MIT have, in effect, auctioned off the lecture halls of the future. It’s a short-sighted move reminiscent of another infrastructure transfer, in scholarly publishing. As early as the...

‘Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid’

Arvind Dilawar, writing for The Nation: Both the University of Vermont’s president and the dean of its College of Arts and Sciences explicitly cited the pandemic when discussing the need for cuts in 2020, but school administrators now deny that the proposed...