The University of California's boycott of academic-publishing giant Elsevier has open-access advocates pleased. Others have concerns about transparency.
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To relegate academic projects that seek to untangle the complexities of human systems to the realm of grievances is a farce—one that misses the point of the academic project in the first place.
Francisco Cantú's memoir of his time as a Border Patrol agent asks some important questions about violence, complicity, and the blurred lines between people and the institutions they serve.
Created by comic artist Matt Furie in 2005, Pepe the Frog has since been adopted as a symbol by the alt-right.
The latest academic stunt to receive widespread coverage raises interesting points about vanity journals and peer review, but we must also question the motives of the authors.
Introducing the January/February 2017 issue of Pacific Standard.
Dorothy, YesYes Books, and Graywolf Press have made it their mission to publish more women — and reform an industry that more often celebrates the achievements of men.
Academic publishing has been slow to make use of social media, but new experiments could push the industry—and science—forward.
Everyone's writing about Taylor Swift writing for the Wall Street Journal.