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Journal papers, grants, jobs … as rejections pile up, it’s not enough to tell academics to ‘suck it up’

The rejection culture of academia is damaging. Rejections are inevitable, but there are better ways of managing the process that don't leave individuals to bear the whole burden of coping.
For now, it’s going to be trickier for the University of California community to access some academic journals. Michelle/Flickr

University of California’s showdown with the biggest academic publisher aims to change scholarly publishing for good

The UC libraries let their Elsevier journal subscriptions lapse and now the publisher has cut their online access. It's a painful milestone in the fight UC hopes may transform how journals get paid.
Libraries subscribe digitally to academic journals – and are left with nothing in the stacks when the contract expires. Eric Chan/Flickr

University of California’s break with the biggest academic publisher could shake up scholarly publishing for good

Digital publishing hasn't resulted in the free and open access to information many envisioned. Universities are increasingly fed up with a system they see as charging them for their own scholars' labor.
In the last four years Indonesia has rapidly increased its academic publications output. But it still has a lot of catching up to do to be on par with other countries in the region. Andreas Hie/www.shutterstock,com

Indonesia’s knowledge sector is catching up, but a large gap persists

Indonesia has the potential to make important contributions through academic research and the dissemination of knowledge emerging from Indonesian universities.

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