‘The Peer-Review Crisis’

Colleen Flaherty, [writing for *Inside Higher Ed*](https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/06/13/peer-review-crisis-creates-problems-journals-and-scholars): > Roland Hatzenpichler, assistant professor of environmental microbiology at Montana State University, said...

‘Amazon joins race for quantum computer with new Caltech center’

Jeanne Whalen, [writing for *The Washington Post*](https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/26/amazon-quantum-computer-caltech/) (paywalled) on Amazon's play for quantum computing : > Amazon will base its quantum team at a new center on the campus of Caltech...

‘Replacing Academic Journals’

Björn Brembs and nine co-authors, in a sweeping [paper posted to Zenodo last fall](https://zenodo.org/record/5793611#.Yp9b8i8pCfA): > There is now a very real threat of a single (or few) corporations effectively owning all scientific data, both research data and user...

‘Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) Formalized as NISO Standard’

Speaking of persistent identifiers, NISO [annointed the CRediT taxonomy as an official standard](https://www.niso.org/press-releases/contributor-roles-taxonomy-credit-formalized-ansiniso-standard) in February. The core bundle of roles to credit has been around [since...

‘Why Publishers Should Care About Persistent Identifiers’

Phill Jones and Alice Meadows, in a [Scholarly Kitchen post](https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2021/06/21/why-publishers-should-care-about-persistent-identifiers/) urging publishers to go all in with persistent identifiers like ORCID: > Over the last few years,...