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.
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.
Scott McLemee reviews Willful: How We Choose What We Do by Richard Robb.
Abel Polese suggests four variables to consider when choosing where to send your manuscript.
Scott McLemee reviews Why We're Wrong about Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding by Bobby Duffy.
Scott McLemee reviews Devon Powers's On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future.
Dozens of institutions have endorsed a set of guiding principles for negotiating contracts that support open-access practices with scholarly publishers.

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