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No Paywall for Taxpayer-Funded Research, U.S. Declares

White House mandates free, immediate public access to government-funded research. Many open-access advocates celebrate the decision, but some scholars wonder who will fund the policy.

‘Professor of Apocalypse’

Scott McLemee reviews Jerry Z. Muller’s Professor of Apocalypse: The Many Lives of Jacob Taubes.

A Best-Selling Textbook Is Now Free

A popular chemistry book's jump from a publishing titan to an OER pioneer could be pivotal for the open access movement. For the author, it's also a fitting tribute to his late son.

'Academic Outsider'

Author discusses her book "of stories of exclusion and hope."


Scott McLemee reviews J. Michael Martinez’s Libertines: American Political Sex Scandals From Alexander Hamilton to Donald Trump.

Journal Prestige Still Matters

Global survey of academics finds citation scores remain highly important factors in how scholars judge each other, despite international efforts to reduce their impact.

‘The Interim’

Author discusses his new book on how to be an interim executive.

Higher Education and College Are Not the Same Thing

Journalist Will Bunch examines the parallel breakdowns of American politics and higher ed in After the Ivory Tower Falls.