Digitizing books can spur demand for physical copies

Book publishers cried foul—in the form of numerous legal challenges—nearly two decades ago when the Google Books project digitized and freely distributed more than 25 million works.

Scientist shocks peers by 'tailoring' climate study

In a controversial bid to expose supposed bias in a top journal, a US climate expert shocked fellow scientists by revealing he tailored a wildfire study to emphasize global warming.

Brazil row over switch to e-books in Sao Paulo schools

The Sao Paulo state government decided this week to largely replace textbooks with e-books in high schools, sparking a row in Brazil, where education experts and publishers warned the move could have negative consequences.

The death of open access mega-journals?

The entire scientific publishing world is currently undergoing a massive stress test of quantity vs. quality, open access (free) vs. institutional subscriptions (paywall), and how to best judge the integrity of a publication.

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