Fred Rascoe from the Georgia Tech Library joins the podcast to talk about the changing world of academic publishing. We discuss the existing paradigm, why it is under attack, and what we can expect going forward. Along the way, we somehow touch on vinyl records, mustaches, Mexican food, and Barbra Streisand. We round out the show with a potentially blasphemous question: can peer review (at the point of initial publication) be eliminated altogether? (Recorded on April 12, 2016)
- SMARTech Repository at Georgia Tech
- Arnold Engineering Development Center
- Lost in the Stacks podcast
- Example commercial publishers: Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, etc.
- Example professional publishers: ACS, APS, ASME, IEEE, etc.
- arXiv, PubMed Central, bioRxiv
- Richard Van Noorden, "White House Announces New US Open-Access Policy"
- Amy Harmon, "Handful of Biologists Went Rogue and Published Directly to Internet"
- Mike Taylor, "Sci-Hub is a Scholarly Litmus Test"
- Streisand effect
- Matt Davenport, "Steering Nanomotors Toward Applications"
- Grey goo