Archive for publishing

Out With The Old?

Posted in research with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“A question arose recently about an early career scientist who has been slow to publish results from their PhD research. Now that this person is on the tenure track (TT), they have to make decisions about how best to spend their limited time: pursuing new research vs. finishing old projects …” (more)

[FemaleScienceProfessor, 3 March]

Academic publishing: why isn’t psychology like physics?

Posted in research with tags on 26 February 2011 by Steve

“My job is to conduct research and publish the results, so I’ve become interested in discussions on the internet about models of publishing. There are three tensions in the field: (1) who pays to publish research? (2) who decides what gets published? and (3) who takes any profits? …” (more)

[BishopBlog, 26 February]

Climbing Mount Publishable

Posted in research with tags on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“Twenty years ago North America, Europe and Japan produced almost all of the world’s science. They were the aristocrats of technical knowledge, presiding over a centuries-old regime. They spent the most, published the most and patented the most. And what they produced fed back into their industrial, military and medical complexes to push forward innovation, productivity, power, health and prosperity. All good things, though, come to an end, and the reign of these scientific aristos is starting to look shaky …” (more)

[Economist, 11 November]

Why McGraw-Hill Bought a Lecture-Capture Company

Posted in teaching with tags , on 5 October 2010 by Steve

“Today McGraw-Hill Education announced that it has bought a lecture-capture company called Tegrity Inc, putting the textbook publisher squarely in the education-software business. Officials say they made the move because of the importance of ‘user-generated content’ as textbooks go digital …” (more)

[Jeff Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 October]

The Glut of Academic Publishing: A Call for a New Culture

Posted in research with tags , , on 25 August 2010 by Steve

“Academic publishing has already reached a point where too much material of too little substance is being published, and this trend is continuing …” (more)

[Stanley W Trimble, NAS, 23 August]

Bound for glory

Posted in research with tags , on 6 August 2010 by Steve

“There is a perception that publishers fleece academic writers. It is true that they sometimes may ever so slightly take advantage of an academic’s salaried situation and professional need to publish. But over more than two decades, I’ve struggled with enough academic book costings to know how hard it is to make them work …” (more)

[Katharine Reeve, Times Higher Education, 5 August]

In defence of book publishing

Posted in research with tags on 1 August 2010 by Steve

“… I may be biased about all this, as I have spent quite a few years researching and writing the history of editors and publishers. However, I do think their role is essential in the world of books. The idea of writers uploading their books to the internet and readers simply finding them by searching is a chaotic one, as well a cold and uninviting one …” (more)

[Niamh Cullen, The Little Review, 25 July]