Rick Anderson interviews Nick Lindsay of MIT Press about the press’s new shift+OPEN program for subscription journals that want to go OA.
A group of scholarly publishers has launched a fellowship to improve diversity and inclusion among editorial employees.
A new book reviews various instances of piracy in the media industry and proposes using Big Data analyses as a means to manage it.
Although there are clear benefits to being a large publisher to engage in D2C sales, there are practical steps that even the smallest publishers can take. Here is a summary of some options.
There is a predictable path for society publishers as they explore their options. Their programs may be under pressure today, leading many of them to seek alliances with large commercial firms, though many societies are unhappy to do so.
Two separate but coincidental stances toward money and OA show that when it comes to getting things done, there’s nothing quite as useful as the right incentive — even when it turns OA principles on their head.
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.
Three announcements from the SSP, and only 2/3 involve the Hub . . .
A report by the AAUP outlines the business models available to university presses and makes a case for ongoing subsidies by parent institutions.