Plan S generates protests from scientists (comment)


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.

Column on Peer Review (comment)


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"



Workshop to Develop Digital History Articles for a Special Issue of the Journal of Social History

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and the Journal of Social History with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks historians to participate in a series of workshops that will develop articles based on digital research to be published in a special issue of JSH.

Study finds "Big Deal" not such a good deal (comment)


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:



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