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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.

BY ANQI SHEN | April 09 2018

Read more about the winners and finalists of the 2018 Canada Prizes, presented by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

BY DAVID KENT | April 03 2018

David Kent looks at some of the new ways scientific journals are trying to fix the current peer review system.

BY ANQI SHEN | March 27 2018

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries proposes that institutions renegotiate unsustainable deals with journal publishers and transition toward open access.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 23 2018

Two years after the surprise success of their book The Slow Professor, the authors reflect on its impact, their attempts to live up to its ideals, and what comes next.

BY ALEX GILLIS | March 05 2018

“When we noticed that people were using university or grant money for these conferences, we had to put a stop to it,” said one department chair.

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