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Will Platform Regulations Affect Publishers?

Is Sci-Hub Expanding Its Scope?

A Look at Library Subscription Costs

Lessons from the Resurgence of D&D

Paths of Philanthropic Dependence

How Do We Defend What Works?

Editor Interview: Jack Odle, PhD

Interview: Tom Spears, Journalist

Predatory Publishers Expand to Video

Colleges & Corruption: It's Complicated

Are Libraries Disrupting Themselves?

Facebook Goes for the Jugular

The Power of the Unprecedented

eLife: Lots of Bucks, Modest Bang

A Quick Subscriber Survey

Paywalls Can Make Things Better

Sci-Hub's Business Model Scares Me

Should an Abandoned Preprint Be Retired?

Interview: Running a STEM High School

Springer Nature's Dance with ResearchGate

Are Platforms Fixing Things, Too?

February

Relief May Be Coming for Robocalls

The Value of Debates? Debatable

Plan S Represents a Vestige of the Past

Review: "Zucked" by Roger McNamee

Books Still Change the World

The Growing Knowledge Imbalance

Can We Break Out of the Skinner Box?

The Technology Spell Is Lifting

Top Posts of 2019 . . . So Far

Open Data Can't Mean Open Season

Is Facebook's Run About to End?

China Will Dominate Research, Citations

The Traffic Argument Weakens

"The Digitization of Mistakes"

Why Disruption Kills the Middle

Friday Round-up: Measles, Ethics, and "Failing"

AOC, Drugs, Risk, and Publishers

Time for an Updated Ingelfinger Rule?

Interview with Brian O'Leary of BISG

Science, Risks, and Geopolitics

Should Jeff Bezos Benefit from OA?

Are You There? Think Again

January

Framing Effects, OA, and the Impact Factor

Thanks for Sharing

The Risks Haunting Preprints and Plan U

Are KPIs Making Us Crazy?

Interview: John Courtney, CEO of ASN

Business Models Are a Blindspot

Marty Frank on the History of E-Biomed

"The Coddling of the American Mind"

Interview with Bryan Alexander

Policy Without Practice

Is arXiv Financially Sustainable?

Plan S — Déjà vu and Differences

Editor Interview: Mark Johnston, PhD

Plan S Becomes More Puzzling

Day 1 from APE 2019 in Berlin

Plan S, Elitism, and Power Grabs

High Drama, Deep Change

The Game of Fixations

Presentation as Performance

Why Digital Expenses Continue to Rise

Can We Reignite Innovation?

Publishing Amidst a Crime Wave

Editor Interview: Marc Swiontkowski, MD

Avoiding the Pitfalls on "The List"

OA Advocates Jump the Shark

China Has Become a Huge Variable

Governance Issues Will Dominate 2019

2018

December 2018

Was 2018 the Year Things Changed?

Can Digital Advertising Be Saved?

Of Doughnuts, Donuts, and Flowers

Encountering Open Peer Review

Site of the Year: Substack.com

Interview: The Substack Story, So Far

Does OA Work Against Open Science?

Lessons from a 1908 Journal

10% Off Subscriptions for 2018

Book Review: "Insane Mode"

Interview with the Author of "Insane Mode"

The Altmetric Flower Is Misleading

Is Scholarly Publishing Self-Flooding?

The Health Data Game Heats Up

Summary: Lynn Kamerlin Interview, Part 2

Interview with Lynn Kamerlin, Part 2

The Altmetric Top 100 Is a Farce

Summary: Lynn Kamerlin Interview, Part 1

Interview with Lynn Kamerlin, Part 1

Questions Remain about Plan S and Frontiers

Is the Internet Being Infected?

Book of the Year: "Messing With the Enemy"

We Should Stop Using Facebook Login

SPARC May Be Sitting on a Powder Keg

Have Non-Profits Become Financiers?

"I Want Direct Subsidies of Publishing"

November 2018

Flooding Is the New Censorship

Meta + Altmetric = Dear Lord

Who Profits from Plan S?

Walls, Fences, and Bubbles

The Google Protest Breaks Tech's Spell

Why Is Frontiers Fronting Plan S?

What's So Funny About Stability, Reliability, and Quality?

Is "Plan S" for Secrets and Scandal?

Does Plan S Contain Another OA Scandal?

Should BioRxiv Walk Away from CZI?

Is OA Now About Destruction?

Why Corporations Would Love Full OA

Pipes and Platforms at APE 2019

"Read and Publish" = More Consolidation

Tech's Hidden (and Growing) Subscription Tier

It's Always Loud Inside the Information Casino

Altmetric Makes the Impact Factor Look Good

The STM Publishing Workforce

Was Amazon's HQ2 a Con Job?

Please Provide Your Feedback

Subscriptions' Surge Continues

How Open Becomes Closed

Has Militancy Become the Norm?

Complexity Favors the Big and Rich

Is It Time for Some Publisher Mandates?

Digital Authoritarianism Is On a Roll

"Lipstick on Cancer"

Is 25% of the Market Predatory Now?

Monopoly: Copyright or Culture?

Do Songs Play Us?

Gab, B2B, B2C, and the Battle of Values

What If One Side Is Wrong?

Examining the worlds of publishing, media strategy, business, technology, editing, innovation, and other things. Trying to humanize the information economy.