Many society publishers, concerned about the disruptive implications, of Plan S, are nervously considering selling off their publishing assets.
Last week, the University of California terminated its license with Elsevier. Today, Roger Schonfeld argues that leakage has reduced the value of the big deal — and publisher pricing power — while empowering library negotiators.
Andrea Powell, STM’s Publisher Coordinator of Research4Life shares recent discussions about obstacles facing researchers in the Global South, not just in accessing scholarly literature but in performing their own research and finding suitable publication channels to communicate it to a global audience.
How can not-for-profit organizations outcompete their commercial rivals? Revisiting Joe Esposito’s 2011 post that lays out a blueprint for success.
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As we await the next communication from Coalition S, the largest publishers indicate that they will not abandon the hybrid pathway for open access.
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
Highlighting a sampling of posts by authors from around the globe to help raise awareness of the communication needs and concerns of the international scholarly community.
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.
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.
Plan S seems to favor larger, commercial publishers over smaller, independent, not-for-profit publishers. Is this an acceptable sacrifice or are societies, and not-for-profit publishing, worth preserving?
Plan S implementation guidance has not provided reassurance to anxious society publishers
Consultant Tao Tao offers an overview of the Chinese academic market. Where should you be concentrating your efforts?
Over 1,400 researchers signed an open letter expressing concern about Plan S. Then Twitter came for them — and, more particularly, for the woman who organized the letter.