Publishers have shown themselves to be resourceful, navigating troubled waters to growth and profitability.
We are likely to see increased mergers and acquisitions activity in the publishing world this year, and scholarly publishing is not exempt from this. There are many reasons for this, including such fundamental factors as low interest rates, but one reason is the growth of open access mandates from funding agencies, which is disrupting the way many organizations do business.
Discourse about new ideas in publishing can be broken by the appetite to make exquisitely insightful remarks about things to do not yet exist. To work on truly new things, we have to stop performing the role of the skeptic.
Blackboard is the target of speculation about a takeover, the WSJ reports. What might this mean?
A common systemic problem links oversight of financial risks and author-pays peer-review. Both are potentially calamitous.