Brigitte Shull from Cambridge University Press looks at the lessons learned so far from transformative agreements and how they continue to evolve.
Revisiting a 2018 primer on the business side of publishing. The defining property of traditional publishing is editorial selection. That is what publishing is about.
Today Wiley announced its purchase of J&J Editorial. Angela Cochran explores what this means for J&J customers not in the Wiley universe.
Looking back at Richard Poynder’s in-depth analysis of the state of open access. What’s changed since then?
Jon Treadway and Sarah Greaves look at the consolidation of the scholarly communications market and where it is leading.
Pearson is offering online access to its entire textbook collection for $15 a month. Will students go for it?
Calls for a monoculture of scholarly communication keep multiplying. But wouldn’t a continued diversity of models be healthier?
Clarivate to Acquire ProQuest: analysis by Roger Schonfeld
A look at a session from last week’s CHORUS Forum that discussed new open access business models — what does it take to make them work?
How can not-for-profit organizations outcompete their commercial rivals? Revisiting Joe Esposito’s 2011 post that lays out a blueprint for success.
Like all OA funding models, subscribe-to-open solves some problems while creating others. Some of the downsides are pretty fundamental.
Mark Carden looks at the many factors that go into organizing a conference and how that leads to the event’s pricing.
Silent Librarian is an international phishing organization that “angles” for university network credentials on behalf of the Iranian government. Crane Hassold gives us the lowdown on this dangerous scam.
The defining aspect of such an organization is that it operates as an industry nexus.
Peer Review Week 2020 continues with a guest post by Dawn Durante of the University of Texas Press, looking at trust in peer review from the perspective of economics.