A new research study finds that open access monographs can generate significant revenue — both on the print side and digitally.
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?
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An interview with Nicola Ramsey of Edinburgh University Press about the Press’s new Open Access Fund.
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When the University of Michigan was forced to disconnect from the internet last week, it resulted in disruptions to several key services it provides to the broader research community, such as the University of Michigan Press, HathiTrust, and ICPSR. What can we learn from this experience?
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Authors can choose from a number of publication options. What drives an author to self-publish their book? What do they give up when they do?
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Revisiting a post from 2019 in light of the acquisition of protocols.io by Springer Nature. As community-owned and -led efforts to build scholarly communications infrastructure gain momentum, what can be done to help them achieve long term sustainability?
The Nelson Memo is being contested. Will the incumbents of the scholarly publishing world stand up for the Memo and fight for its funding?
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.
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Libraries continue to sign Transformative Agreements while becoming increasingly convinced that they do not represent the desired transformation. Peter Barr explains why this happens.
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As co-host of the Scholarly Communication Podcast, I’ve spent the last six months speaking with university press publishers and small to mid-size commercial book publishers. Here’s what I’ve learned.
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Today, Clarivate has installed Bar Veinstein as president for Academic and Government, a move that should bring renewed focus to the product portfolio, writes Roger C. Schonfeld.
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