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Explore the debate and science of Academic Publishing.

October 1, 2019

This Did Not Happen, as Well as Things That Did

John Cussen

A campus fiction about a Catholic professor's encounters with the politics of promotion in academia. 

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August 30, 2017

Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Rachelle Peterson

Efforts to censor Cambridge University Press show how far the Chinese government will go to stifle intellectual freedom. 

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November 4, 2015

Why Subsidize University Presses?

George Leef

University presses should stand on their own two feet.

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August 25, 2015

Political Bias in Philosophy and Why it Matters

Spencer Case

Superfluous political examples in philosophy texts show political bias that harms the discipline, scholars, and students. 

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June 6, 2014

Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science

Peter Wood

The integrity of science depends on rigorous and transparent peer review—both of which may be compromised in climate change research. 

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October 24, 2013

On the Integrity of Social Science

Ashley Thorne

Psychology professor Richard Redding reflects on the firestorm surrounding Mark Regnerus's recent study on children of gay parents. Dr. Redding concludes that social science has been politicized...

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June 11, 2013

Peter Wood in Society Magazine

Ashley Thorne

NAS president Peter Wood's article, “The Sixties Came Late to Bowdoin,” appears in the current issue of the scholarly journal Society.

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September 26, 2012

Wasteful Productivity

Mark Bauerlein

The way humanities departments at research universities measure productivity – by counting publications – incentivizes unproductiveness in teaching.

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July 24, 2012

The Regnerus Affair at UT Austin

Peter Wood

A scholar whose research identified disadvantages for children of same-sex marriage faces opposition by those who dislike his findings.

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July 11, 2012

One Way to Promote Intellectual Diversity

George Leef

Break the monopoly on publications that count towards tenure.

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