Forty per cent of western academics overloaded by peer review requests, finds IOP

More than 40% of UK, German and US reviewers feel overloaded by peer review requests, far more than in most other parts of the world, according to a study by IOP Publishing. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-28 09:43:50 UTC ]
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Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell review – virtuosic venting

Pantomime misanthropy is tempered with bursts of sweetness in the secondhand bookseller’s latest dispatches from WigtownThere’s a moment in the first season of the short-lived but influential sitcom Black Books in which an elderly customer appears with a box of attractive old editions of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-11 09:00:33 UTC ]
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Review: You won't find a romance darker than Susie Yang's 'White Ivy'

Yan's debut novel overturns the tropes of the romance novel in this story about an immigrant's doomed pursuit of marriage and the American dream. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-11-02 15:00:30 UTC ]
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Academic lists likely to be hardest hit by pandemic, new report finds

A report by consultancy Maverick Publishing Specialists says academic presses will be hit hard by falls in university revenue, while trade firms also face challenges in moving to a more agile, digital business model.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-24 00:40:12 UTC ]
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Eat Your Books Review: Search a Recipe Database to Find Out What's for Dinner

Searching this cookbook mega-index is the best way to find out what's for dinner. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2020-04-18 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Where to Find the Best Audiobook Reviews Online

One audiobook listener scoured the internet and came up with this list of the best websites offering good audiobook reviews. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-23 10:34:10 UTC ]
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Review: A lover of surfing, AJ Dungo finds connection and solace in 'In Waves'

AJ Dungo approaches his graphic novel "In Waves" as a history of surfing and a record of a girlfriend's cancer death. Surfing, for Dungo, is connection and solace. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-08-10 01:55:56 UTC ]
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Male writers favoured in broadsheet reviews, research finds

In a new research project, new books by men were found to receive 12% more broadsheet review coverage than those of their female counterparts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kate Atkinson calls authors reviewing their peers a 'callous art'

British novelist who recently published latest book Transcription says she tries not to read bad reviewsThe literary world is packed with novelists reviewing the books of their colleagues but it is not something Kate Atkinson would do, calling it a “callous art”. Related: Drawn from life: why... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: Finding by David Hill

I was astonished to find that I have read 46 of David Hill's books (plus 14 short stories and four poems); I have even heard his words read at a funeral. Yet none of these brought me more pleasure than his latest novel. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bodley Head signs 'Freakonomics-style' peer-reviews exposé

The Bodley Head has signed a book that exposes the "bias, hype, incompetence and fraud" in the peer-reviewed world by Dr Stuart Ritchie following a four-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Researching Gender Bias in Peer Review; Indexing an Info Systems Journal

The Scholarly Kitchen looks at gender bias in scholarly publishing and peer review. And an IGI Global journal is newly indexed by Elsevier's Compendex. The post Researching Gender Bias in Peer Review; Indexing an Info Systems Journal appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SAGE and Publons expand peer review partnership

Publisher SAGE has extended its partnership with online platform Publons, following a successful trial. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Academic reviews crisis

Despite some gloomy predictions, the academic book remains in good health. Most academics in the humanities and social sciences are committed to it as essential to the health of their disciplines: a means of expressing complex arguments and communicating the best scholarship. But there are... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wiley trials 'transferable peer review'

Wiley is to trial a transferable peer review scheme for nine of its neuroscience journals, which... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Is Peer Review A Big Bad Joke?

Is something rotten in the world of academic publishing? Yes, if you read a blockbuster piece in the latest issue of Science magazine showing how many open–access journals have little or no quality control, and apparently put hard cash (in the shape of author contributor fees) before... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: Finding oneself in 'Elsewhere, California'

Dana Johnson's first novel explores the space between reinvention and ruin through the eyes of the child of African Americans who migrated from the South to L.A.Elsewhere, California Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: A father and son find common ground in 'Along the Way'

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez examine the nature of their relationship and the ways it's shaped their lives in their loving, candid new memoir.Martin Sheen was a struggling 21-year-old stage actor when his first son Emilio was born. Sheen, seventh of 10 children in a family that knew him as... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Academic Research Too Hard To Read? The Academics Say Yes

In a survey conducted by Emerald Publishing, researchers say they're not satisfied with how academic publishing presents their work. The post Is Academic Research Too Hard To Read? The Academics Say Yes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-05-11 21:34:16 UTC ]
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'New York Times Book Review' Adds Excerpts to Digital Reviews

The 'New York Times Book Review' will now add excerpts from the first chapter of books being reviewed to a select number of reviews it publishes digitally. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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