Publishers have shown themselves to be resourceful, navigating troubled waters to growth and profitability.
Society publishers resist the sale of their publications to bidders from the commercial world because they view the publications as a central component of the society itself.
Research publishers may acquire textbook publishers in order to increase market share in libraries with inclusive access programs
It often seems that it is taken for granted that open access will accelerate scientific discovery, but how would we evaluate this? Do we even know that it is true?
Popular opinion to the contrary, scholarly publishing has not been disrupted. But only superior management can navigate the many challenges ahead.
There are various ways that customers get locked in to services in scholarly communications. These methods are longed for by publishers and disliked by customers, but they naturally emerge as a part of the economy.
Elsevier is often thought to the be enemy of libraries, but Elsevier’s practices have in fact improved libraries’ situation, including lowering the prices for scientific article.
23andMe presents an interesting model for STM publishers on how to enter a new and lucrative market for data publishing.
The genetics testing copany 23andme presents an interesting example of a new kind of data publishing.
As Sci-Hub has grown, it has come to play a larger and larger role in scholarly communications overall. At this time its presence can be felt in the background of every major strategic situation publishers face.