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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.

BY DAVID KENT | March 01 2018

As with scientific research in the time of “big data”, the critical thing for a researcher to identify is what sorts of questions the data might answer.


And here’s how we can do it.

BY ALAN MACEACHERN | February 16 2018

As an ethics body, COPE’s first loyalty is to ethics. But as a membership body, its first loyalty is to its members.

BY JAMES SOUTHWORTH | February 13 2018

Op-ed articles help students to learn the important skills of engaging and persuading a reader.

BY DAVID KENT | February 08 2018

David Kent takes a closer look at some of the journal’s peer reviewers – and the results are distressing.

BY DAVID KENT | December 21 2017

David Kent recounts the highs and lows of his journal club’s first pre-review experience.

BY MELONIE FULLICK | December 15 2017

Melonie Fullick wraps up her blog at UA, and looks ahead to new adventures in writing and higher-ed analysis online.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | November 29 2017

French-speaking researchers are increasingly choosing to publish their scientific articles in English.

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