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BY DAVID KENT | October 15 2021

While a fee-for-service system may be justified in a world where transactional exchanges of time and money are commonplace, academic publishing seems to sit outside this because the incentives are not solely monetary.

BY MAXIME BILODEAU | April 21 2021

By proposing an update to traditional criteria for evaluating applications, the declaration asks the research community to rethink its approach.

BY DAVID KENT | December 02 2020

While the advantages of preprint servers are numerous, researchers need to be very clear about the fact that these findings have not been formally assessed by the scientific community.

BY ROWLAND LORIMER | October 23 2020

Exciting innovations in journal publishing worldwide are leaving us behind in terms of knowledge dissemination.


The global COVID-19 crisis offers universities the ideal pretext to change their practices and rethink their definition of academic work and its value.

BY DAMIEN GRAPTON | July 22 2020

Scientific publishing is experiencing major changes these days, with increased production of scientific data, open-access publications and online prepublication. Can these changes last?

BY ALEX GILLIS | March 20 2020

Last year, the centre led a historic meeting of research stakeholders that ended with a consensus definition of predatory publishing. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


How controversy, curriculum change and emerging perspectives are shifting the study of Canadian literature.

BY MAUD CUCCHI | September 25 2019

Ontario’s 2018 budget cuts to French-language services denounced in a collection of poems by Franco-Ontarian academics.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 23 2019

To mark the magazine’s 60th anniversary, current editor Léo Charbonneau sits down with the magazine’s two preceding editors to look back on the issues, events and personalities covered in its pages over the years.

BY RYAN BULLOCK | August 21 2019

The blinded review process, paired with our snide internet culture, encourages boorish and unethical behaviour.


Canadian publishers produce more than 200 scholarly journals, many bilingual and some more than 100 years old.

BY JONATHAN THON | March 21 2019

While our existing scientific publication system has limited value in this world, the scholarly peer review process is more important than ever.

BY DANIEL HARRIS | March 19 2019

By changing the way we discuss scholarly work, we will not only improve scholarship but also reduce the unnecessary hostility rampant in academia.

BY FLORENCE ASHLEY | February 08 2019

The authors of the fake “grievance studies” papers would have made a stronger point if they’d gone through an institutional review board.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | December 05 2018

Experiment between a professor and a university press examines the question: can a podcast be academic research?

BY SHARI GRAYDON | September 11 2018

A recent study finds evidence that thoughtful, persuasive commentary by academics can shift the debate and affect policy.

BY KERRY BANKS | August 22 2018

The two founders of the website say the incentives in scientific publishing need to change to reduce fraud.


This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Hate speech is on the rise. In Canada alone, it increased by a staggering 600 per cent between 2015 and 2016 as part of what some have called “the Trump effect.” Academia is not immune to this trend. According to a recent study, […]

BY DAVID KENT | May 10 2018

David Kent looks at whether it is ethical (and legal) for an academic to share a paper they are reviewing with their lab group.

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