I asked twelve publisher/customer pairs how they will measure the success of their transformative deals five years from now. The responses were very interesting.
Travel bans, office closures, and conference cancellations have publishers and societies thinking about how best to ensure that scholarly content continues to be reviewed and distributed. This post by Angela Cochran looks at some of the impacts and questions whether this is the new normal.
As the success of Subscribe to Open grows, what are the benefits and limitations of the model?
Dr. Jie Xu from the Wuhan University of China offers a view of how Chinese researchers are reacting and are likely to alter their behavior in response to new policies governing research evaluation.
One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?
Pure publish contracts are possible now. It is not necessary to wait for the subscription publishers to change their business model or to pair a pure publish component with a read and publish component in a transformative agreement. @lisalibrarian
Gwen Evans from OhioLink looks at the positive results of the consortium’s statewide affordable textbooks initiative.
A conversation with Scott Delman of ACM about the publisher’s recently-announced deal with four major US research universities.
Do you know what is meant by the term “transformative agreement” or how “Read and Publish” deals are structured? Today we revisit the 2019 primer by @lisalibrarian explaining the basics concepts behind these increasingly important approaches.
An interview with Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice Chairman of India’s University Grants Commission, discussing strategies that are being employed to combat predatory publishing.
Mariëlle Prevoo, Ron Aardening, and Ingrid Wijk from the Maastricht University Library suggest a more equitable model for open access publishing.
In this article Robert Harington describes how scholarly societies are an indelible part of the research and support system for academics across many disciplines. Robert suggests rather than requiring societies to seek alternative revenue streams beyond publishing, why not turn that argument on its head and more fully support society and academic community life?
A guest post from Rachel Maund, Director of Marketability, provides an update about publishing, open access and book trade events in Mexico and Latin America.
Here are some takeaways from last week’s Academic Publishing in Europe meeting, from Chefs who were there (either physically or virtually).
While some talk about global science, China’s skyrocketing investment in its scientific sector is causing real anxiety for Europe.