Robert Harington argues that academic societies need to balance mission and business more effectively. There is nothing wrong with developing a mixed publishing economy that best suits a range of communities and types of business.
Emma Wilson from the Royal Society of Chemistry discusses their Read and Publish strategies for a transition to open access.
Society publishers resist the sale of their publications to bidders from the commercial world because they view the publications as a central component of the society itself.
Hoping to woo authors away from commercial publishers, a group of biomedical science societies have launched a new alliance to promote the value of publishing in society journals.
While few will disagree with their motives, the authors provide no roadmap for scientific societies. It may be time to learn from the successes of commercial rivals.
In this article Robert Harington suggests that some society journal publishers may wish to consider moving their journal program to a Diamond open access (OA) model. Nice idea right, but easier said than done.
Professional societies often seek partnerships for different reasons. This post summarized the categories of partnerships and helps to identify when a partnership is not really a partnership.
A newly founded scholarly society brings a fresh perspective and offers some useful lessons for engaging the public and researchers alike.
Revisiting Joe Esposito’s 2011 post to think about why commercial publishers continue to dominate the landscape.
We are often called upon to discuss open access to society publishers. This is what we tell them.
Jack Ochs from the American Chemical Society discusses the significant increase in cybersecurity threats to both publishers and libraries.
A special day was set aside at the recent International STM Association conference in Washington to discuss society publishing. One panel included the head of three society publishing operations, all of which are different and all of them successful. The panelists shared their strategies with the audience. The presentations are linked to from within the post.
Editor’s Note: More from Scholarly Kitchen alumnus Kent Anderson. This post stems from a conversation around finding the right balance between effective business management and focus on mission. Governance is coming up more frequently as a subject of conversation and […]
A new OA monograph series takes a discipline-specific approach to funding, licensing and editorial work.
Revisiting Joe Esposito’s classic post on how the governance of not-for-profit publishing entities plays a large role in those entities’ success or failure.