NISO and NFAIS announced a planned merger yesterday, designed to better serve their members during a time of rapid change.
History as a discipline has a history of responding to Open Access Initiatives. What can we learn from this history of history that could push faster, farther toward collaboratively designed and implemented OA?
The editorial board for the Journal of Informetrics declared checkmate when they resigned over Elsevier’s open access and open citations policies. Raising both practical and moral questions of journal ownership, the editors of Learning Publishing ask: What can this power move tell us about editorial ownership in the age of open science?
With thousand of pages of feedback on the Plans S implementation guidance, what themes emerged that might guide next steps? By @lisalibrarian
With the changes afoot in scholarly communications practices, sentiment, and business models, the Chefs consider: What are we aiming for?
If ever there was a time for society publishers to start advocating for themselves, that time is now. In this post, Angela Cochran challenges society publishers to find their voice in affecting policy decisions that relate to their programs.
Does the Wiley/DEAL Publish-and-Read agreement open new pathways to open access? And what’s a PAR anyway?
Famed detective Sherlock Holmes does his best to help his friend Dr. Watson figure out how best to comply with the requirements of Plan S.
In this article, Robert Harington implores Plan S leaders and funders to take researcher needs to heart.
What the public wants is better science, not open science. Plan S has put those two forces in conflict, and it is driving everybody crazy.
PLOS’ latest financial report depicts an organization trying to reinvent itself, focusing less on disruption and innovation and more on efficiency and collaboration.
Happy New Year! Does it feel like everything is happening at once? Welcome to The Great Acceleration.
At this years annual STM Week in London, there was a strong focus on collaboration and shared infrastructure. I bunked off one of the days to check out the All Things Coko meeting. Is this the start of a new way to look at scholarly publishing technology?
Preservation is an imperative for our community, yet the Digital Preservation Network is disbanding. What lessons can we learn from its struggle?
Today’s post features an interview of Elsevier’s chairman Youngsuk (“YS”) Chi, conducted by ITHAKA president Kevin Guthrie during the opening session of ITHAKA’s Next Wave conference. It features discussion and perspective not only about Elsevier itself and its strategic direction, but also about broader changes in scholarly communication and approaches to organizational leadership.