Category Archives: publishing

Bees, replication, and academic publishing

Bees are insects on which we depend. 35% of food crops grown worldwide require pollinators, but this 35% represents a much greater species diversity than the pollinator-independent crops; their loss would threaten human dietary diversity and consequently health. The most … Continue reading

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Untangling academic publishing

Most academics would agree that academic publishing is in a period of rapid change, even upheaval; some would even argue that it is not acting in our interests. We produce the primary product, typeset it, act as editors or referees … Continue reading

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The arXiv has made it easier to settle questions of priority, since all papers are date-stamped. However, it hasn’t made the problems go away. See for a depressing story. Will this kind of thing push us to a situation … Continue reading

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Combinatorics at the EMS

Combinatorics is flourishing, at least in the lists of the European Mathematical Society publishing house. A few years ago, I mentioned the new journal Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions, aka Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré D. Now they have announced … Continue reading

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Discrete Analysis launched

Tim Gowers’ new journal, Discrete Analysis, launched last week. I took a look, and in the first issue found an article I really needed to read. I urge you to take a look. The design is beautiful, and the website … Continue reading

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Journal of Computation and Mathematics

The London Mathematical Society includes in its portfolio a single diamond open access journal, the Journal of Computation and Mathematics. But not for much longer, if the LMS Council has its way. A group of interested persons (whose names have … Continue reading

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Silly season, 2

I received a very respectful email enclosing a paper and soliciting my comments. I wouldn’t usually treat the sender of such an email like this, but I happened to notice that all the other addressees had names beginning pj, so … Continue reading

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