Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Dec 04, 2019
Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.
Peter Pomerantsev's This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality demonstrates that one variety of globalization is compatible with economic protectionism, cultural isolationism and an obsession with national sovereignty, Scott McLemee writes.
Scholar makes argument in favor of race-based research into intelligence, but experts in that subfield say it's an unnecessary plea that doesn't square with scientific realities.
Scott McLemee reviews Daniel Belgrad's The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in '70s America.
Warnings that Sci-Hub poses a cybersecurity threat to universities have intensified. But few institutions appear to be acting on them.
Scott McLemee explores various scholars' rationales for self-plagiarism.
Scott McLemee reviews Francis Su's Mathematics for Human Flourishing.
Legal scholars are increasingly adopting and creating free textbooks in an attempt to increase affordability for students. But are these textbooks considered open educational resources?
The concept of self-plagiarism is peculiar and in some ways more interesting than ordinary plagiarism, observes Scott McLemee.
Why is brazenly putting one's name on a text that someone else wrote repugnant? Should it be? Scott McLemee explores the issue.
Scott McLemee surveys upcoming university press books that, in anticipation of the coming year's presidential campaigns, focus on the White House or the road to it.
Carnegie Mellon University has signed an open-access deal with Elsevier -- the first of its kind for the publisher in the U.S.
Scott McLemee reviews George Estreich's Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.

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