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.
Some predictions about the future of scholarly publishing, which acknowledges the continuing central role of the major STM publishers.
With OA gaining momentum and hybrid and full OA policies becoming more common, article-level metadata and other standard approaches are necessary to facilitate discoverability.
The participants in the recent SSP session debating the value of publishers reflect on the session, the audience interactions, and their talks. And, of course, the Romans.
Let’s put aside all the controversy about open access publishing and come up with an OA plan that will work.