Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 19, 2020
Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.
Keisha N. Blain draws on her experiences and observations as a writer, reviewer, editor and editorial board member to offer several practical strategies.
Scott McLemee explores books pertinent to COVID-19 that are forthcoming this fall.
Scott McLemee reviews How Everything Can Collapse: A Manual for Our Times by Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens.
A new deal between the University of California system and publisher Springer Nature will transform the way the institution pays to publish and access research.
Scott McLemee reviews Shakespeare and Trump by Jeffrey R. Wilson.
Roger H. Martin gives comfort to those who were in the process of writing a book or long article about higher education but must now reconsider almost everything in it.
Scott McLemee explores Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space by Kevin Peter Hand.
Author discusses new book on the Jackson State shootings, which happened 50 years ago this week.
Scott McLemee reviews Truls Wyller's What Is Time? An Enquiry.
Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity.
Scott McLemee reviews A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein.
Scott McLemee reviews John Kaag's Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life.

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November 14, 2018

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

August 28, 2018

An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."

June 20, 2018

The runaway cost of instructional materials is a worry, but it's not even close to the biggest problem for students, writes Jason Katzman.

May 2, 2018

Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.

May 1, 2018

In a bid to gain market share, publishers have slashed the cost of digital textbooks.

February 28, 2018

Author discusses new book on how technology is changing K-12 education, and the lessons of schools' experiences for higher education.

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