Revisiting — Additive, Substitutive, Subtractive: Strategic Scenarios for Publishers in an OA World

Revisiting a 2008 post noting that while it is often argued that open access will reduce the overall cost of scholarly communications, this article proposed that OA will be additive to the size of the current market.

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Guest Post — Corporate Strategy and Program Management: The Key to Navigating Disruption

Laura Martin and Rashmi Verma take a look at how organizations handle change and disruption through strategic planning and structured execution.

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The Other Diversity in Scholarly Publishing

After becoming a Scholarly Kitchen Chef back in July 2019, I have never stopped being amazed by the numerous dynamic issues and developments that scholarly publishing is dealing with. As a biologist by training, ‘diversity’ is the word that comes to mind.

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Guest Post — Can Technology in the Post-cookie World be Designed to Respect User Privacy?

Minhaj Rais looks at possible solutions for beneficial data mining activities that don’t infringe on user privacy.

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Life in a Liminal Space; Or, The Journey Shapes the Destination

A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next’. It is a period of transition, uncertainty, and multiple paths forward. The first wave of an open access transition is upon us, driven by the APC model, moving us to favor quantity over quality, and resulting in massive consolidation in many areas of the market. What comes next?

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The Future State of Our Scholarly Publishing Vendors

When more and more societies move to commercial publisher partnerships, what happens to the vendor landscape? Angela Cochran looks at the current status and future implications.

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Revisiting — The Tyranny of Unintended Consequences: Richard Poynder on Open Access and the Open Access Movement

Looking back at Richard Poynder’s in-depth analysis of the state of open access. What’s changed since then?

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Guest Post — One Publisher to Rule Them All? Consolidation Trends in the Scholarly Communications and Research Sectors

Jon Treadway and Sarah Greaves look at the consolidation of the scholarly communications market and where it is leading.

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Pearson Launches a Comprehensive Textbook Solution for Students. What Are Its Prospects?

Pearson is offering online access to its entire textbook collection for $15 a month. Will students go for it?

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Pluralism vs. Monoculture in Scholarly Communication, Part 2

Calls for a monoculture of scholarly communication keep multiplying. But wouldn’t a continued diversity of models be healthier?

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