The end of the journal? What has changed, what stayed the same?
This is an approximate rendering of my comments as part of the closing panel of “The End of Scientific Journal? Transformations in Publishing” held at the Royal Society, London on 27 November 2015. It should be read as a reconstruction of what I might have said rather than an accurate record. The day had focussed on historical accounts of “journals” as mediators of both professional and popular research communications. A note of the meeting will be published. Our panel was set the question of “will the journal still exist in ...
PolEcon of OA Publishing: What are the assets of a journal?
This post wasn’t on the original slate for the Political Economics of Publishing series but it seems apposite as the arguments and consequences of the Editorial Board of Lingua resigning en masse to form a new journal at the Open Library of Humanities continue to rumble on. The resignation of the editorial board of Lingua from the (Elsevier owned) journal to form a new journal, that is intended to really be “the same journal” raises interesting issues of ownership and messaging. Perhaps even more deeply it raises questions of what the ...
PolEcon of OA Publishing II: Where are the choke points for reforming scholarly publishing?
In the first post in this series I identified a series of challenges in scholarly publishing while stepping through some of the processes that publishers undertake in the management of articles. A particular theme was the challenge of managing a heterogenous stream of articles and their associated heterogeneous formats and problems, in particular at a large scale. An immediate reaction many people have is that there must be technical solutions to many of these problems. In this post I will briefly outline some of the charateristics of possible solutions and ...
- Oct 22, 2015 The Limits on “Open”: Why knowledge is not a public good and what to do about it
- Oct 19, 2015 PolEcon of OA Publishing II: Where are the choke points for reforming scholarly publishing?
- Oct 18, 2015 Touch points
- Oct 18, 2015 Abundance Thinking
- Oct 06, 2015 Speaking at City University London for OA Week
- Oct 01, 2015 A league table by any means will smell just as rank
- Sep 30, 2015 PolEcon of OA Publishing I: What is it publishers do anyway?
- Sep 27, 2015 The Political Economics of Open Access Publishing – A series
- Sep 10, 2015 Who’s in the Club? New frames for understanding knowledge sharing
- Sep 07, 2015 Researcher as victim. Researcher as predator.
- Aug 26, 2015 What exactly is infrastructure? Seeing the leopard’s spots
- Aug 19, 2015 Next Steps…Joining the Centre for Culture & Technology at Curtin
- Jul 07, 2015 Costly signalling in scholarly communications
- Jun 24, 2015 Freedoms and responsibilities: Goffman, Hunt, Bohannan and Stapel
- Apr 15, 2015 Community Support for ORCID – Who’s next to the plate?
- Apr 06, 2015 .everyone or .science? Or both? Reflections on Martha Lane Fox’s Dimbleby Lecture
- Mar 10, 2015 End of Feed
- Feb 23, 2015 Principles for Open Scholarly Infrastructures
- Feb 22, 2015 The problem of expertise: The Brighton/English Touring Theatre production of Stoppard’s Arcadia
- Jan 09, 2015 Who do you get to say I am?
- Dec 22, 2014 Loss, time and money
- Nov 18, 2014 Data Capture for the Real World
- Jul 30, 2014 A Prison Dilemma
- Jul 23, 2014 Researcher as Teenager: Parsing Danah Boyd’s It’s Complicated
- May 29, 2014 Remembering Jean-Claude Bradley