PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Publishing http://www.chronicle.com/section/Publishing/12/ 2018-07-22T14:04:35-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Use of Free Textbooks Is Rising, but Barriers Remain http://www.chronicle.com/article/Use-of-Free-Textbooks-Is/242086 2017-12-19T00:01:00-05:00 A survey finds that the share of professors who have adopted open-licensed textbooks has risen to 9 percent from 5 percent in just two years. By Beth McMurtrie A Revolt at a Journal Puts Peer Review Under the Microscope http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Revolt-at-a-Journal-Puts/241289 2017-09-25T20:01:36-04:00 The backlash against Third World Quarterly was swift after it published a defense of colonialism. Nearly half of its editorial board resigned, saying the piece had been published even though peer reviewers had rejected it. By Vimal Patel Why Beall’s List Died — and What It Left Unresolved About Open Access http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Beall-s-List-Died-/241171 2017-09-12T21:27:23-04:00 Nine months ago, a librarian abruptly shuttered a blacklist of journals he deemed untrustworthy. But while Jeffrey Beall’s project has ended, debates over its merit and impact live on. By Paul Basken Yes, Your Manuscript Was Due 30 Years Ago. No, the University Press Still Wants It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yes-Your-Manuscript-Was-Due/240833 2017-08-02T19:32:36-04:00 Authors’ blown deadlines may extend across decades. That’s not what editors want, but in many cases they’re content to wait. By Chris Quintana Months After ‘Transracialism’ Flap, Controversy Still Rages at Feminist Philosophy Journal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Months-After/240722 2017-07-21T19:06:16-04:00 The Board of Directors of Hypatia temporarily suspended the authority of the Associate Editorial Board. Then the associate editors reportedly resigned. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Scholars Cry Foul at Their Inclusion on List of Academics Paid by Google http://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Cry-Foul-at-Their/240635 2017-07-12T23:07:38-04:00 After the publication of a report alleging that many scholars took money from the technology giant and failed to disclose that information, several of them challenged the report as misleading and unfair. By Chris Quintana University Presses Collaborate to Thrive Where Funding Is Tight http://www.chronicle.com/article/University-Presses-Collaborate/240413 2017-06-21T19:38:00-04:00 Bucknell University Press and Rutgers University Press have formed a partnership that they expect will give them greater economies of scale and broaden their profiles. By Nell Gluckman Journals’ Retreat From Data-Sharing Mandate Puts Onus on Universities and Government http://www.chronicle.com/article/Journals-Retreat-From/240323 2017-06-12T18:50:26-04:00 A year after announcing plans to require authors to release data associated with their published articles, medical-journal editors are now backing off, saying the necessary conditions seem years away. By Paul Basken Does It Pay to Be Published in ‘Predatory’ Journals? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-It-Pay-to-Be-Published-in/240202 2017-05-30T21:00:00-04:00 A study of one business school’s faculty members found that they appear to reap rewards from having articles in the sorts of journals they’re told to avoid. By Peter Schmidt Journal’s Board Disavows Apology for ‘Transracialism’ Article, Making Retraction Unlikely http://www.chronicle.com/article/Journal-s-Board-Disavows/240116 2017-05-18T17:06:38-04:00 The Board of Directors of Hypatia, a feminist philosophy periodical, said the associate editors who apologized for the controversial piece had not adequately consulted the top editor. By Lindsay McKenzie A Journal Article Provoked a Schism in Philosophy. Now the Rifts Are Deepening. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Journal-Article-Provoked-a/240021 2017-05-06T14:37:19-04:00 Critics blasted an article in Hypatia as harmful and insensitive to issues of race and gender, and its associate editors apologized. But the journal’s leaders say the statement doesn’t speak for them. By Lindsay McKenzie, Adam Harris, and Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Publishers and Open-Resource Advocates Square Off on the Future of Course Content http://www.chronicle.com/article/PublishersOpen-Resource/239806 2017-04-17T04:55:00-04:00 A debate hosted by The Chronicle at this year’s South by Southwest Edu conference offered its fair share of humor — and a few pointed jabs. By Goldie Blumenstyk Duquesne U. Rejects Last-Ditch Proposals to Save Its Press http://www.chronicle.com/article/Duquesne-U-Rejects-Last-Ditch/239639 2017-03-30T04:55:00-04:00 The publications of the 90-year-old press, which got an annual subsidy of $200,000, include a highly regarded journal of Milton studies. By Lindsay McKenzie From Prison Uniforms to Graduation Robes http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Prison-Uniforms-to/239240 2017-02-19T18:28:00-05:00 Two new books about the Bard Prison Initiative argue for the wisdom of offering liberal-arts-degree programs in prisons. By Peter Monaghan Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/239239 2017-02-19T18:21:00-05:00 The latest topics include hookup culture on Catholic campuses and the influence of the German model on the rise of American research universities. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Elsevier’s New Patent for Online Peer Review Throws a Scare Into Open-Source Advocates http://www.chronicle.com/article/Elsevier-s-New-Patent-for/237656 2016-09-01T04:55:00-04:00 The giant journal company said it was merely protecting its own proprietary system. But a wave of critics on social media said they were suspicious of its motives. By Goldie Blumenstyk Zika Moves Quickly, and Scientists Fear That Journals Aren't Keeping Pace http://www.chronicle.com/article/Zika-Moves-Quickly-and/237419 2016-08-10T04:55:00-04:00 It typically takes months to shepherd a piece through the peer-review process at top publications. What should scholars do when their work examines how an outbreak might spread within days? By Paul Basken The U. of Missouri Press Almost Closed 4 Years Ago. Here’s How It Bounced Back. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-Missouri-Press/237105 2016-07-13T04:55:00-04:00 Aided by a public outcry, the publisher thwarted a plan to shut it down. It’s now on firmer footing, but like other university presses, it is still weathering the challenges of a shifting market. By Emma Pettit As Free Textbooks Go Mainstream, Advocate Says Colleges Should Do More to Support Them http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Free-Textbooks-Go/237082 2016-07-12T04:55:00-04:00 Hal Plotkin, a longtime supporter of open educational resources, says efforts like the Zero Textbook Cost degree could save students billions of dollars. By Goldie Blumenstyk The U. of California’s Open-Access Promise Hits a Snag: The Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-U-of-California-s/237044 2016-07-07T04:52:17-04:00 Three years after the university system’s Academic Senate approved a bold plan to make faculty research freely available, only 25 percent of professors are putting their papers in a state-created repository. By Paul Basken