Library consortia are taking stronger positions with scholarly publishers, not just in Europe but in North America as well. In this interview, Roger Schonfeld speaks with Kimberly Armstrong about BTAA’s principles, concerns, and tactics.
A collection of Scholarly Kitchen posts about Predatory Publishing.
Leann Wilson and Marshall Poe revisit the idea of a unified online books platform for scholarly works.
We can be certain that, if Elsevier asserts its obvious platform advantages, there is no data firewall that can protect other publishers from Elsevier’s strategic advance.
Thanks to a major new international research study, it’s no longer possible to pretend that predatory journals are not a serious problem that needs serious attention. The question is: do we have the will to confront it?
With the news last week that Elsevier made another strategic purchase with the acquisition of Aries System, owner of Editorial Manager submission and peer review systems, Angela Cochran looks at what happens to societies and smaller publishers when the big competing publishers buy up the previously publisher agnostic service providers.
Elsevier’s acquisition of Aries Systems sends shockwaves through the industry, but is it really that surprising?
John Oliver takes Facebook to task for their seemingly insincere apology advertisements.
Recent coordinated investigatory journalism articles, along with separate regulatory actions, are squeezing predatory publishers. But are the root causes being addressed?
Robert Harington describes how the recent, under the radar launch of the Amazon Global Store is putting local businesses at risk.
We have had assumptions about the academic book market that probably are just not true.
Calling something a “monopoly” has been misleading in many cases, but the new economy may require a complete rethinking of the anti-competitiveness created by intermediaries at scale.
Perhaps the academy has not taken control of scholarly publishing because it doesn’t want to.
A history of the rise of coercive media suggests that raising barriers to entry may be a remedy. Could a business model shift do most of the work for us?
There appears to be no realistic path forward that achieves Europe’s 2020 open access targets without resulting in substantial revenue reductions for existing publishers. Will Europe miss its OA target? Or will publishers miss their revenue targets?