Some implications of "digital" for scholarly writing and publishing

Category: XML

Do standard article formats limit creativity?

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Notes and Queries, a journal first published 1849: fascinating, but decidedly quirky. It is still published today, but looks very different

Once upon a time, academic journals were a cornucopia of formats and styles. They were fascinating, as the above …

Why startups struggle in academic publishing

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Graphic by Anna Vital at Adioma

Creating a startup looks so simple; an infographic can summarise it in a few steps. So why aren’t startups more successful in academic publishing?

This is a topic big enough for a whole book, but …

What semantic enrichment means for academic publishing

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnyone reading the latest issue of the invaluable Research Information (The Meaning of Semantics, Four industry figures discuss the latest developments around semantic enrichment with Tim Gillett) would be left little the wiser about semantic enrichment after reading it. Although the

A genuine XML workflow for journals

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe terms “XML workflow” and “XML first” are used so frequently that it is as if the simple repetition of the terms provides sufficient proof that what is claimed to be happening is actually taking place. Many workflows that claim to …

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