Does today’s news of Wiley etc. syndicating to ScienceDirect mean Elsevier is developing a supercontinent to compete with ResearchGate and Google Scholar?
In today’s post, Alice Meadows talks to Laura Feetham of IOP Publishing about their work to improve peer review quality in the physical sciences through their ongoing peer review excellence program.
Last week Wiley acquired Hindawi for $298M or a multiple of 7.45 based on 2020 Hindawi revenue. Hear why and what comes next from Wiley’s EVP of Research, Judy Verses, and VP of Open Research, Liz Ferguson.
The defining aspect of such an organization is that it operates as an industry nexus.
Major scholarly publishers have made substantial investments in preprints in recent years, integrating preprint deposit into manuscript submission workflows.
The value of the big deal has declined. Will libraries drive down its price — or help publishers prop up its value?
Many society publishers, concerned about the disruptive implications, of Plan S, are nervously considering selling off their publishing assets.
Does the Wiley/DEAL Publish-and-Read agreement open new pathways to open access? And what’s a PAR anyway?
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.
23andMe presents an interesting model for STM publishers on how to enter a new and lucrative market for data publishing.
A special day was set aside at the recent International STM Association conference in Washington to discuss society publishing. One panel included the head of three society publishing operations, all of which are different and all of them successful. The panelists shared their strategies with the audience. The presentations are linked to from within the post.
EBSCO is now, through the acquisition of YBP, the largest vendor to academic libraries of both serials and books. This is the beginning of a gatekeeper strategy, which will put EBSCO in a position to mediate a large proportion of the arrangements between publishers and libraries.
Emma Brink discusses her experience as an intern for a publishing house, how to find such a position and how it can help build your career.
A recent non-controversy once again shows how much confusion exists around what exactly Creative Commons licenses actually mean.
The competition among the largest journal publishers to acquire the rights to professional society publications is very keen. The bidding for these publications is likely to result in an alteration of strategy, whereby the bidding publishers seek to bind the societies more closely to them.