What’s wrong with peer review and article submission processes? What can publishers, authors, and reviewers do to improve the status quo?
We are often called upon to discuss open access to society publishers. This is what we tell them.
2017 may have been a watershed year for the Internet and its future. What did we learn? And what factors may shape 2018?
In a move entirely consistent with its strategy to pivot beyond content licensing, Elsevier has acquired bepress, the institutional repository provider.
More and more studies are emerging showing how misdirecting and expanding citations can lead to long-term misconceptions and mistaken belief systems in the sciences.
An extended metaphor for the complex nature of the world of scholarly publishing, and how seemingly small changes can cascade.
Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) committee members champion the benefits of standardizing the transfer of papers between journals.
From the Peer Review Congress, what’s changed and what’s about to change? John Sack conducts an interview with the Executive Director and Co-Director of the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.
Elsevier’s acquisition of Aries Systems sends shockwaves through the industry, but is it really that surprising?
The benefits of personalizing discovery are already playing themselves out in the consumer space, suggesting tremendous opportunities for using data to personalize the research process. Given the scale of data needed for effective personalization, the implications of changing discovery processes will cascade through the scholarly ecosystem.
Is editorial knowledge generation the last “production shop” available for digital improvement?
For “University Publishing” to succeed by any measure, however, it is going to have to attract a lot of authors.
The digital services provided by scholarly publishers and academic libraries still do not meet researchers’ needs. Roger Schonfeld notes that doing so would require far more profound change, not just at the level of user experience but in terms of rethinking existing businesses and organizational models.
Is there demand for open access journals in the social sciences and humanities? Or does Sage see opportunities in unspent equity funds?
While all publishers like to have a strong brand, some brands are so prestigious that they actually serve to paralyze the managements responsible for them, making it impossible to introduce innovations and to develop the business. Vast bureaucracies arrive whose purpose is not to develop the business but to protect the vaunted brand. This is a management problem, not a marketing one, but it can stymie a publisher from pursuing a progressive agenda.