Libraries & Publishers – An Open Letter

The American Library Association's president, Maureen Sullivan, caused a bit of a flutter when she released an open letter to publishers last week. The letter is specifically to three magnate publishing houses: Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin, and their practices regarding ebook sales (or, lack thereof, really) to libraries. Being relatively new to the … Continue reading Libraries & Publishers – An Open Letter

Welcome to Academia – Now Publish!

Calling all graduate students! The University of Michigan Library's MPublishing office is hosting a suite of workshops designed to help you on the way to every academic's aspiration: publication. In October and November, topics will include: Copyright & Your Dissertation Wednesday, 10 October, 3-4:30PM Extending Your Reach: New Tools for Sharing Your Research & Teaching … Continue reading Welcome to Academia – Now Publish!

Financial transparency skin-deep at medical journals

Biioethics.net News Update features a story from Reuters Health, about the problems of financial disclosure by authors--no one is checking the accuracy of such disclosures. "In a review of 50 reports from the British Journal of Dermatology, a top-tier skin research journal, Reuters Health has found that authors often don't disclose even the most glaring … Continue reading Financial transparency skin-deep at medical journals