Now, two decades into the OA movement, it is high time for university libraries and presses to finally create a future for OA monographs.
Compared to their peak levels, publication volume has declined at MDPI by 27% and at Frontiers by 36%. What’s behind these declines, and how do they reflect the inherent risk in the APC open access model and different approaches to reputation management?
An interview with Nicola Ramsey of Edinburgh University Press about the Press’s new Open Access Fund.
The Nelson Memo is being contested. Will the incumbents of the scholarly publishing world stand up for the Memo and fight for its funding?
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).
“Researchers have only so many hours in a day; if they can spend one less hour on a research article because we have implemented improved workflows and better technology, that’s one more hour they can spend on research to try to save my life, and the lives of all ALS patients.” In today’s post, Bruce Rosenblum shares his experience as a clinical trial participant and how that contributed to scholarly publications.
Raymond Pun, Sai Deng, and Guoying (Grace) Liu on the challenge of advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion within scholarly communications when your own institution isn’t “there” yet.
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.
Morressier’s Sami Benchekroun advocates for a mindset shift from resisting change to embracing adaptation in order to drive a new, more efficient infrastructure for scholarly communications.
Researchers write articles for a primary audience of peers. Open access has expanded the actual distribution. What to do about the growing mismatch?
Inconsistency in location/format of usage rights information and CC badges across formats and platforms makes it challenging to discover if/how articles can be reused. @lisalibrarian
Open access is public access. With the Nelson OSTP memo as a catalyst for Green-via-Gold, will we still need agency repositories?