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Journals

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Journal article

Are we walking the talk? A snapshot of how academic LIS journals are (or aren't) enacting disciplinary values

The academic library field claims to value social responsibility, open access, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). But academic library journal practices do not always reflect these values. This article describes a mixed-method study designed to operationalise and measure these values in practice.
Report

What’s the big deal?

This study represents the first attempt by a group of libraries to come together to examine user perspectives on 'Big Deal' subscription bundle cancellations across a variety of institutional and cancellation contexts.
Journal article

How reliable and useful is Cabell’s blacklist? A data-driven analysis

As part of this research, the authors tested Cabell’s blacklist to analyse whether or not it could be adopted as a reliable tool by stakeholders in scholarly communication, including their own academic library.
Strategy

Plan S: Rights retention strategy

cOAlition S has developed this strategy to give researchers supported by a cOAlition S Organisation the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S.
Briefing paper

Preprints in the spotlight: establishing best practices, building trust

Preprints have been getting a lot of attention recently. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the importance of speedy dissemination of research outcomes. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the preprint landscape in the first half of 2020 as...
Audio interview

Plan S and open access scholarship

Martin Borchert, UNSW Librarian, explains the ideas behind Plan S and the shift towards open access scholarship in this interview aired on ABC Radio National's 'Late Night Live' program.
Policy report

Accelerating the transition to full and immediate Open Access to scientific publications - Part 1: The Plan S principles

Plan S aims for full and immediate open access to peer-reviewed scholarly publications from research funded by public and private grants.
Blog post

The value of a journal is the community it creates, not the papers it publishes

When we think about the value of journal publishing, we have a tendency to think in terms of costs per article and the potential for new technologies to reduce these costs. In this post, Lucy Montgomery and Cameron Neylonargue that we should instead focus on...
Position paper

Joint statement on the importance of Open Scholarship

CAUL and the AOASG have released this joint statement about the importance of Open Scholarship. The statement responds to recommendations in the Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research report recently released by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training.
Journal article

Is it such a big deal? On the cost of journal use in the digital era

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...
Journal article

Liberation through cooperation: how library publishing can save scholarly journals from neoliberalism

This commentary examines political and economic aspects of open access (OA) and scholarly journal publishing. Through a discourse of critique, neoliberalism is analyzed as an ideology causing many problems in the scholarly journal publishing industry, including the serials crisis.
Journal article

The world’s approach toward publishing in Springer and Elsevier’s APC-funded Open Access journals

This study explored tendencies of the world’s countries—at individual and scientific development levels—toward publishing in APC-funded open access journals. Given the reliance of the APC (Article Processing Costs) model on authors’ affluence and motivation, its affordability and sustainability have been challenged.
Briefing paper

Responding to unsustainable journal costs: a CARL brief

This brief provides an overview for Canadian university administrators of the current problematic state of scholarly journal costs, and proposes some recommendations to address the situation.
Audio

Big deals in the knowledge business: how scholarly publishing divides academia

Rear Vision explores why the world of scholarly communication has become so divided over the control, access and cost of knowledge. The outsourcing of the production of the Medical journal of Australia has divided medical researchers because of the sacking of the editor in chief...