Digital disruption drives textbook publishers McGraw-Hill and Cengage to merge

May 1, 2019
The combined company plans to invest in digital books.
The McGraw-Hill headquarters in New York City.
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How Google expands its influence by paying professors

Jul 12, 2017
Lobbying comes in many forms. It can be meetings and phone calls or quiet chats in the corridors of power. Or academic papers. A story in the Wall Street Journal today highlights how Google’s Washington-based lobbying shop uses scholarly work…

FTC sues academic publisher for deceptive practices

Aug 30, 2016
Lawsuit say OMICS Group, Inc. failed to disclose steep publishing fees.
In light of the immense pressure to on academics to publish their research, many turn to predatory journals that have a price for publication. The FTC has charged the OMICS Group, Inc. with running such journals and obtaining hundreds or thousands of dollars from researchers.
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