This event is on 7 February this year. You may be interested in taking part. The web address is https://academicledpublishingday.com/. And no, I knew nothing about it until I spent five minutes browsing this afternoon.
It seems to me that “open access”, in academic publishing, should include authors as well as readers; that is, there should be no heavy page charges for publishing an article (a small administrative charge is probably acceptable), and there should … Continue reading
In the distant past, issues of a journal would appear every two or three months, and publication date was no more precisely defined than this; you would only know that your paper had appeared when you received the journal (if … Continue reading
How many publications do I have? Actually, I don’t care too much about that; but if I were younger and applying for promotion, it would actually matter. But suppose you wanted to answer the question, or indeed to get copies … Continue reading
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
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