Noted journalist and scholarly communication observer Richard Poynder explains why he has given up on the open access movement.
Nicko Goncharoff presents an overview of the STM/CUJS China Symposium and offers key takeaways, including China’s increasing concern over APCs and Gold OA costs, divergent views on research integrity, and better routes to cooperation.
A new research study finds that open access monographs can generate significant revenue — both on the print side and digitally.
Now, two decades into the OA movement, it is high time for university libraries and presses to finally create a future for OA monographs.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe provides a current refresh on the open access (OA) funding landscape, and more specifically on the 2022 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Nelson Memo.
Peer Review Week is an annual global event exploring and celebrating the essential role of peer review. This year’s Peer Review Week theme is “Peer Review and the Future of Publishing.”
New models are emerging for funding open access, which may serve to alleviate one of the publishing industry’s most problematic practices: Levying book processing charges on authors.
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, a great opportunity to reflect on how far we have come with open infrastructures for the distribution and discoverability of open access books (monographs, edited collections, and other long-form publications).
It’s conference season in scholarly communications. Between them, the Scholarly Kitchen Chefs have been / will be at 9 events around the world in the 6 week stretch from early April to mid May. In a series of “Smorgasbord” posts, Chefs will share some of the key themes emerging for our sector. This week: Charlie Rapple reports from EARMA, Roy Kaufman from the London Book Fair, and David Crotty from STM.
The President of the American Nuclear Society explains why the Nelson Memo may cause trepidation but bring opportunity.
As publishers increasingly lose control of the final stage of the publishing process, they are looking elsewhere to extract economic value. They are finding it upstream, in the various linked processes that lead to the (erstwhile) final document.
The apparently different approaches Kopernio, Unpaywall, and Anywhere Access are taking might have a common assumption at their hearts — the status quo.
2017 may have been a watershed year for the Internet and its future. What did we learn? And what factors may shape 2018?
An interview with MacKenzie Smith and Ivy Anderson, discussing the recent Pay It Forward report on the economic impact of a shift to Gold open access for scholarly journals.
Alison Muddit interviews Goeffrey Crossick about his report on the future of open access monographs.