Below is a link to an article that appeared in Science magazine online this week concerning a letter signed by a large number of scientists objecting to the proposal known as Plan S or cOAlition S that would require recipients of funding from particpating governments and foundations to publish only in open access journals.
Below is a comment about the peer review system by aaron e. Carroll that appeared in the "Upshot" section of the New York Times this week. Carroll discusses many of the problems currently plaguing peer review and makes suggestions for making it more equitable and effective.
"Peer Review: The Worst Way to Judge Research, Except for All the Others"
To celebrate its 25th. anniversary, H-Net has introduced several new projects. One of them is the H-Net at 25 Crossroads Project:
From that page, you can find the H-Net "Mining the Logs" project.
Below is a link to an article that appeared in the Scholarly Kitchen blog this week:
This link comes to you courtesy of H-Histbibl:
Fei Shu, Philippe Mongeon, Stefanie Haustein, Kyle Siler, Juan Pablo Alperin, & Vincent Larivière. "Is It Such a Big Deal? On the Cost of Journal Use in the Digital Era." College & Research Libraries 79 no. 6 (2018): 785-798. doi:https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.79.6.785
An associate Professor at Clarkson University, Jason Schmitt, has posted a blog post entitled "Paywall: Why For-Profit Academic Publishers Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank."
The blog discusses a documentary he has made with the same title. Below is a quotation from the blog post and a link to the post.