How does research translate into societal impact, particularly in light of a refugee crisis?
A humorous look at how the human brain consistently reacts to crisis in a similar manner — by hording toilet paper.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Here are some takeaways from last week’s Academic Publishing in Europe meeting, from Chefs who were there (either physically or virtually).
Eric Broug takes a look at the siloed nature of publishing organizations, and how disconnects between different aspects of the business can be harmful.
Plan S proposes criteria for the “transformative journal” – how are publishers responding?
China is making great official strides in developing a system of scholarly communications. Tao Tao interviews two experts for their opinions on how international collaborations and internal developments are happening.
A recent opinion paper by Richard Poynder @rickypo offers analysis and prognostication with regard to the current state and future prospects of #openaccess and the open access movement.
A look at the recent acquisition of EDP by Science Press, and the larger implications it holds for the future of Chinese science publishing.