Giving authors a choice between submission fees and APCs has numerous benefits
Plan S proposes criteria for the “transformative journal” – how are publishers responding?
Robert Harington explores rumors circulating in recent weeks of an impending US Executive Order focusing on public access to federally funded research and open data.
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.
The publisher is committed to financial sustainability. How it achieves it is an open question.
For years humanists have been pointing to the real advantages of openness and accessibility, and the real costs of rigid, monolithic open access policies. The Royal Historical Society studied the landscape for Plan S compliance and the implications for UK historians.
A look at the recent acquisition of EDP by Science Press, and the larger implications it holds for the future of Chinese science publishing.
Geowalling open content is proposed yet again. As a thought experiment, @lisalibrarian explores what Plan S principles would be compromised by this tactic.
Elsevier’s new CEO Kumsal Bayazit’s debuted in front of a librarian audience at last week’s Charleston Conference. Analysis from Roger Schonfeld.
A new dataset from the Gates Foundation offers insights into author choices and APC pricing.
In 2011, Marc Andreessen said that software is eating the world. Since then, publishers have embraced technology. Specifically, the internet – an infrastructure and platform set dominated by open source software. As some academics start to see open source as necessary part of modern, open scholarship. do publisher need to seriously consider changing how we innovate?
SSP and the Charleston Library Conference have partnered to offer a scholarship program to attend each organization’s annual meetings. Here, the winning essay from Lynnee Argabright offers thoughts on how the needs of emerging professionals/academics change scholarly communications in the future.
Can a library/publisher transformative agreement attract funder spend?
@lisalibrarian unpacks the SAGE/UNC-Chapel Hill pilot program.
How many articles from predatory journals are being cited in the legitimate (especially medical) literature? Some disturbing findings.
It’s Open Access week so this month we asked the chefs: What’s next for OA? What lies beyond the APC as a funding model? Let us know your thoughts!