Analysis & opinion

12 June 2009

Research released in May suggests that universities and colleges are falling behind their students in the use of new technologies. Malcolm Read, executive secretary of JISC, explains what this research means for the future of higher education

18 May 2009

Three international programmes aimed at giving free or low-cost information access to researchers in the world's poorest countries have seen impressive growth in their numbers of registered institutions

19 February 2009

BioMed Central's Journal of Biology hopes to end 'peer review nightmare', writes Rebecca Pool

27 January 2009

A new report reveals that research institutions could make dramatic cost savings if they followed an open-access, rather than subscription, publishing route, writes Sian Harris

15 January 2009

What is the cost and who pays for scholarly communication? The answers could come as a surprise, writes Rebecca Pool

18 December 2008

Going to a conference can involve lengthy negotiations about budgets, flight details, accommodation and work schedules. But it doesn't always have to be like that. Sian Harris finds out about new moves to bring more of the benefits of research meetings online

20 November 2008

A recent survey tracking publisher behaviour reveals that businesses are launching more journals, have relaxed copyright policies and are unsure of the latest internet technologies, writes Rebecca Pool

14 October 2008

Siân Harris spoke to some of the people behind the new Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

09 October 2008

Siân Harris reports back from the recent ALPSP conference about how publishers could better address environmental concerns

05 August 2008

New research shows that fewer papers are being cited than in the days before the internet, reports Rebecca Pool

17 July 2008

The American Psychological Association is looking again at its plans to charge authors to fulfil the National Institutes of Health mandate.

16 June 2008

Library views are mixed about the urgency of digital preservation, according to a study by Portico and Ithaka.