Scholars rebel against paid-access plan (comment)

Friends:

Courtesy of the NCIS blog, below is a link to an article concerning the objections by academics to an announcement by Nature Publishinng Group that it was planning a new journal on Machine Learning (artificial intelligence) that would require a paid subscription for access.  Below is an excerpt and a link.

New Book - History Is a Contemporary Literature: Manifesto for the Social Sciences

Your network editor has reposted this from The H-Net Book Channel. The byline reflects the original authorship.

Author: Ivan Jablonka, Nathan Bracher, Ivan Jablonka
Title: History Is a Contemporary Literature: Manifesto for the Social Sciences
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: 5/15/2018

Call for Session Proposals: NeMLA 50th Anniversary Convention, Washington, DC

The Northeast Modern Language Association is turning 50! Please come and help us celebrate our Anniversary Convention at the Gaylord National in Washington DC, March 21–24, 2019.

The theme of our 2019 convention is "Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples." It aims to challenge traditional notions of history, territory, and identity and to recognize the complex processes of trans-culturation that have characterized modernity.

Re: Origins of Textbook Writing as "Service" in Higher Education?

I wonder if this is touched upon in Barry Joyce's 2015 book, The First U.S. History Textbooks: Constructing and Disseminating the American Tale in the Nineteenth Century.

Our book history colleagues over at SHARP (The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) may be able to shed some light on this too.

http://www.sharpweb.org/main/sharp-l/

Best
Rick

Origins of Textbook Writing as "Service" in Higher Education?

There may be a simple answer to his question lying around somewhere, but if so I haven't found it.  At what point(s) did institutions of higher education, especially those engaged in scholarly research, begin to distinguish between original research published in academic presses and the authorship of works either for the general public or for schools published in the trade press?  Perhaps I am not phrasing this as precisely as I could, but I have a feeling that subscribers to H-Education will catch what I'm referring to.  The distinction lives in research universities' promotion and tenure

New Book - Progress(es), Theories and Practices: Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy

Author: Mario S. Ming Kong, Maria do Rosario Monteiro, Maria Joao Pereira Neto Title: Progress(es), Theories and Practices: Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy Publisher: Taylor & Francis Publication Date: 01/01/2018 ISBN: 9781351242684

From the Web: University Press of New England to Shut Down in December

Dartmouth News reports that the publishing consortium run by Dartmouth College and Brandeis University will be shutting down by the end of 2018, with Dartmouth College Press and Brandeis University Press taking control of their own imprints.

ANNOUNCEMENT> Mangalam Research Center launches Mangalam Press

Mangalam Research Center is pleased to announce the formation of its own publishing company, Mangalam Press. The new company will publish works of academic interest; other works relating to Buddhism are published by our sister company, Dharma Publishing. An excellent group of scholars has agreed to serve on the Editorial Board:

José Cabezón
David Fiordalis
Natalie Gummer
Jan Nattier
Alex von Rospatt
William Waldron

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - academic publishing