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.
A China studies scholar says a journal editor censored him by striking out a section of a book review critical of the Chinese government's policies in Xinjiang. The editor denies it was censorship.
Scott McLemee reviews Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed by Lisa Duggan.
Scott McLemee reviews Jenifer Ratner-Rosenhagen's The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History.
Scott McLemee reviews Melissa Gregg's Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy.
A project that aims to slash the cost of producing monographs could help make more of them available to the public for free. But will scholars participate?
Provost, who had said university was ending its support for university press this year, extends it for another year and suggests more support could be coming in the future. New approach comes amid widespread criticism.
Vanderbilt scholar was talking about his new book, Dying of Whiteness.
Scholars question decision -- particularly as it comes from one of the world's wealthiest universities and will limit publishing by a highly respected press.
Scott McLemee reviews Vice, Crime and Poverty by Dominique Kalifa.
A Norwegian consortium has signed a new kind of subscription deal with Elsevier that includes open-access publishing -- a first for the publisher. But the new rights come at a cost.
Scott McLemee reviews Nicholas Wolterstorff's Religion in the University.
Scott McLemee reviews Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel.

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