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Discipline tardy journal editors, say scholars

Editors of academic journals should be investigated for “professional negligence” if peer review at their publications takes too long, says a leading critic of the scholarly publishing industry.

Politicians set sights on changing higher ed

Gov. Terry Branstad last week signed into law a $117.8 million spending adjustment that, among other things, strips $18 million from Iowa’s three public universities yet this budget year — the one that’s already more than half over.