What are the key issues for scholarly publishing today? Setting the agenda for productive discussion.
The university press world is well established, but it is worth considering how one would go about a new press today. The key is not to do what the established presses do already, and do very well.
Digital media makes it possible to work in new formats. The medium-length work, between a book and an article, promises to open up a new variety of scholarly communications.
A report by the AAUP outlines the business models available to university presses and makes a case for ongoing subsidies by parent institutions.
Business models for publishers fall into four broad categories, defined by how revenue is generated. Some classes of content lend themselves to one model over another.
BMJ Open is marketed as high-volume journal of rejects. Did BMJ miss on marketing or is this the future of open access publishing?
The willingness of industry to sponsor open access articles may bias your access to reliable health information.
Columbia University drops BioMed Central membership after it discovers it was paying way too much.
European countries could save millions of Euros if they switched to open access publishing and self-archiving, a report suggests. But is this report based on valid assumptions?
In creating a ‘level playing field’ for open access publishers, we put non-profit publishers at a great disadvantage.