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.
After months of negotiating over open-access fees and paywalls, the University of California System follows through on threat to cancel its journal subscription deal with Elsevier.
Co-editor discusses new book on FBI documents about spying on researchers.
Scott McLemee reviews some of the books now being published by university presses, many of which seem to predict our world in the upcoming decade.
Scott McLemee reviews Eric Johnson's Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann's Entropy.
Scott McLemee reviews L. A. Kauffman's How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance.
Following in the footsteps of linguistics journal Lingua, the editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics has resigned and launched a rival journal that will be free for all to read.
Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.
Scott McLemee reviews Anthony Bonato's Limitless Minds: Interviews With Mathematicians.
Scott McLemee reviews Diploma Mill: The Rise and Fall of Dr. John Buchanan and the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania by David Alan Johnson.
As we approach the new year, Scott McLemee gives a preview of some of the new books coming out in 2019.
Scott McLemee reviews Jeffrey Melnick's Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family.
University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research. But does the UC system have the clout to pull it off?

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