Universities in Holland and England conclude open-access publishing agreements

Below is a link to and excerpt from an article in The Scientist concerning Dutch negotiations with Wiley, Sage and Springer for a "publish and read" model for Open Access that combines access for Dutch authors to paywalled articles and Open Access publication of articles by Dutch authors into a single fee.  Springer has also concluded similar agreements with Sweden, Austria and the UK and is in the process of negotiating an agreement with German universities.

March 2018 issue of open-access "Cross-Currents" e-journal now online

March 2018 e-Journal (No. 26)


Imagining China’s Children: Lower-Elementary Reading Primers and the Reconstruction of Chinese Childhood, 1945–1951
Carl Kubler, University of Chicago

Japanese Modernism at a “Branch Point”: On the Museum of Modern Art, Hayama’s 1937 Exhibition
Kevin Michael Smith, University of California, Davis

Review Essays

ANN: TOC - Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 15 (2018), 1

Parallel zur Publikation unserer aktuellen Ausgabe (1/2018, http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/1-2018) sind jetzt die Beiträge des Hefts 1/2017 als pdf-Dateien im Layout der Druckausgabe auf der Website frei verfügbar (http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/1-2017).

Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals

Article of interest:

Joseph D. Olivarez, Stephen Bales, Laura Sare, and Wyoma vanDuinkerken. “Format Aside: Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals.” College and Research Libraries 79, no. 1 (2018): 52-67. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.79.1.52.

TOC for open-access e-journal: "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" (No. 25, December 2017) - Special issue: "Binding Maritime China: Control, Evasion, and Interloping"

December 2017 e-Journal (No. 25)


Special Issue:  “Binding Maritime China: Control, Evasion, and Interloping”
Guest editors: Eugenio Menegon, Philip Thai, and Xing Hang

Introduction to “Binding Maritime China: Control, Evasion, and Interloping”
Guest editors Eugenio Menegon (Boston University), Philip Thai (Northeastern University), and Xing Hang (Brandeis University)

Predatory publishing news (comment)


Today's Scholarly Kitchen blog contains an article by Rick Anderson about an enforcement effort by the Federal Trade Commission against OMICS coupled with a statement by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) warning authors who have NIH grants that they are olbiged to publish the resulting research in "credible journals."

Anderson points out, however, that commentators often to fail to note the critical difference between low quality of research and financial fraud. 


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