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Putting Up Boundaries: Famous Walls in History

Putting Up Boundaries: Famous Walls in History

President Trump is not the first leader to want to fortify a country’s boundary with a wall. Throughout history, walls have been erected to keep out invaders or outsiders — and in some cases to keep people in. Mostly, they were unsuccessful in their mission. Here are...
When the Two Functions of Peer Review Collide

When the Two Functions of Peer Review Collide

Although the peer review process has undergone fire over the past decade or so, it remains a fundamental component of academic publishing. It serves two primary purposes: gatekeeping or determining whether a submitted manuscript has enough merit to be published in a...

Benefits and Pitfalls of Preprint Servers and Open Peer Review

The peer review process has long been the foundation for ensuring that scholarly publishing is based on sound research. But many believe the process could be improved through the use of preprints and open peer review. Here is an overview of these changes to the peer...
Will the EU Copyright Directive Change the Way We Use the Internet?

Will the EU Copyright Directive Change the Way We Use the Internet?

In a move to provide fair compensation for writers, actors, musicians, and other copyright holders, the EU has passed a law that changes how copyrighted content posted online is governed. It’s a significant change, so here’s a summary of the basics and what it might...

Sheridan PubFactory News

PubFactory Welcomes Akadémiai Kiadó We are very happy to announce that Akadémiai Kiadó has become part of the Sheridan PubFactory family. Akadémiai Kiadó, founded in 1828 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), is Hungary’s oldest continuously operating publishing...