The Beginning of the End of Publisher-Society Partner Contracts

Does the traditional society-publisher partnership contract make sense in an APC-fueled OA market? Angela Cochran reviews the new Wiley Partner Solutions offering and what that might mean for the future of contracts and guarantees.

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Thoughts and Observations on the OSTP Responses to Our Interview Questions

Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson reflect on the OSTP’s response to their interview questions, and on some implications of those responses and of the memo itself.

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New Light on the New OSTP Memo: An Interview with Dr. Alondra Nelson

Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson interview Dr. Alondra Nelson, acting director of the White House Office on Science & Technology Policy when the new OSTP memo was published.

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Equity, Inclusiveness, and Zero Embargo Public Access

Robert Harington considers whether open and public access models, as they have emerged so far, are delivering us to a more inequitable publishing future as we rush towards openness.

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Guest Post — Missing Revenue in the Global Flip: Getting the Open Access Math Right

A flip to open access requires a holistic view of a journal’s incoming revenue. Are there important contributions to revenue that disappear with open access, and how can those funds be replaced?

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Guest Post — Hybrid Versus In-person: What Will Be the Future of Academic Conferences?

Marco Marabelli reports on the results of a study looking at the benefits and problems of remote and hybrid conferences, and what the changes in recent years will mean for meetings going forward.

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Guest Post — Event Streaming Start-Ups: A Strategic Overview and Taxonomy

The value of streaming video as a genre of scholarly communication is just being established. Today, Danielle Cooper and Dylan Ruediger profile the leading start-ups in this space.

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Accelerating Open Research: A Multi-stakeholder Discussion

Robert Harington reports on the recent SSP Publisher-Funder Task Force closed forum of funders, publishers, librarians and academics, who met to discuss how collaboration among stakeholder groups may accelerate a transition to open research.

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IOP Publishing Strikes a Transformative Deal with CRKN: Some Questions for Julian Wilson

An interview with Julian Wilson about IOP Publishing’s new transformative agreement with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

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The Future of Scholarly Societies: Interviews with Society Leaders (Part 2)

In this second of two posts, Robert Harington talks with several forward-thinking Society Executive Directors/CEOs, representing a range of fields, on the future of scholarly society operations and strategy.

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The Future of Scholarly Societies: Interviews with Society Leaders (Part 1)

In this first of two posts, Robert Harington talks with several forward-thinking Society Executive Directors/CEOs, representing a range of fields, on the future of scholarly society operations and strategy.

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Market Consolidation and the Demise of the Independently Publishing Research Society

The last few years have been a period of rapid market consolidation in scholarly publishing. Here, a look at the ongoing demise of the independent research society publisher, as more and more continue to sign on with larger publishing partners.

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Our Societies, Journals, and the Narrative of Accessibility and Equity in Open Research

What can research societies do to improve accessibility and equity in Open Research? Haseeb Irfanullah suggests ways we can transform our outlook and efforts.

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Guest Post — Fifty Shades of Hybrid Conferences: Why Publishers Should Care (and How You Can Help)

Since in-person events are likely not going away, and neither are virtual ones, conference organizers are left with the most complex of options: hybrid. How can scholarly publishers help?

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More Unintended Consequences: How the Plan S Transformative Journal Route Favors Larger Incumbent Publishers

For smaller and independent publishers, the Transformative Journal route to Plan S compliance seems like a viable option. At least until you see the reporting requirements.

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