The Responsible Fashion Company: Integrating ethics and aesthetics in the value chain

The Responsible Fashion Company: Integrating ethics and aesthetics in the value chain

We are currently witnessing a transition period in fashion: we can say goodbye to the great certainties of ideologies, linear development and the Enlightenment faith in progress, and welcome a new era of complexity, uncertainty and systematic doubt. We are now in the so-called era of "liquid modernity."...


Calls for papers

Be sure to check out which journals are seeking submissions in this month's call for papers. If you're not a subscriber, be sure to join to see the full list.

IGI Global's free journal article for March

Designing Collaborative Activities to Promote Understanding and Problem-Solving Ideas have sex. Well, at least that is what Matt Ridley said in his TED Talk about the interchange of ideas. Ridley argues that it is the meeting and mating of ideas that propels progress. Just as basic to human nature as reproduction, Clay Shirky argues, is our desire to use what he calls cognitive surplus to work together toward our common good. What Ridley and Shirky are talking about is collaboration.

Why publish and be so damned hard to find?
Times Higher Education

The way in which academic papers are published makes much research "unfindable," while scholars' lack of transparency about their research methods renders many of their conclusions highly questionable. This is the view of Carole Goble, a professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, who last week addressed the Jisc Digital Festival 2015 (Digifest) conference in Birmingham, organised by Jisc, the U.K.'s higher education IT consortium.


What happens when an academic publisher stops publishing?

What happens when an academic publisher stops publishing? What can scientists do when they get a manuscript accepted, only to find that the journal has become inactive? A British scholarly publisher called Open Access Publishing London has, seemingly, died, or at least gone into hibernation.

The games we play: A troubling dark side in academic publishing
The Guardian

One of the most frustrating things we see as researchers is the glacial pace at which attitudes change in academic science. A culture of hidden peer review, hidden data, paywalled journal articles and performance-related bean counting undermine transparency and robustness in science. In some cases, gaming of research practices can reach the point where it threatens the integrity on which science so crucially depends.

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