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- Rival Ecosystems: The Increasingly Porous Boundary between Institutional and Consumer Markets
- Guest Post: Reflections on Text and Language Perception, and the Ramifications for Publishing Workflows
- Guest Post: Challenges for Academics in the Global South — Resource Constraints, Institutional Issues, and Infrastructural Problems
Learned Publishing Access
The July issue of Learned Publishing is out, with a bumper crop of outstanding articles! We kick off with an editorial by Pippa Smart, who questions how editors can balance quality with inclusivity – a hot topic from the SSP and EASE conferences, also to be address during the ALPSP meeting in September. This latest issue offers a wealth of new research – from evaluating journal coverage in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, to the growth and quality of Chinese journals, and an evaluation of author-suggested reviewers. Original data on the publishing habits of Arab authors in the social sciences and humanities is discussed, as well as the latest installment of analysis on early career researcher behavior. For an update on OA initiatives, read about the incubator model at Utrecht University Library, now in operation for 6 years. For anyone interested in technology initiatives, the update on reconciling ORCID iDs from article submissions is a must-read. And don’t skip the article from Cabell’s, explaining their criteria for adding titles to its Journals Blacklist – fascinating stuff!