Shifts in how publishers market and sell journal packages have significant implications for society journal valuations over the long term. These same shifts may also be setting some societies up for publisher “lock-in” — making it difficult to change publishers in the future.
Michael Clarke is the Managing Partner at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Prior to his working in consulting, he was Executive Vice President for Product and Market Development at Silverchair Information Systems. Additionally, Michael has held positions at the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Chicago Press. He currently serves on the board of directors for Silverchair Information Systems and is a past board member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the Council of Science Editors. Michael is a graduate the University of Colorado and the University of Chicago.