In 2016, the challenge for scholarly publishing is less about access for articles and more than ever about success for authors, individually and collaboratively.
Yesterday at the London Book Fair, editors and executives from traditional publishers and innovative start-ups shared insights on the opportunities opening up for journals to offer value-added services to their author communities.
OA publishers increasingly handle a range of initiatives that enable article discovery and promote knowledge sharing. As well as collecting Article Processing Charges (APCs), publishers also leverage manuscript metadata to offer authors and researchers a range of innovative business and editorial products that improve citations, deliver quality best-in-class author experience, and make for a seamless experience from submission to publication and beyond
Joining CCC’s Chris Kenneally were panelists –
- Liz Allen is Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000, an innovator in the provision of scientific publishing and services to support life science research and evaluation. She is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s College London. Prior to joining F1000 at the end of 2015, Liz was Head of Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust, with a particular interest in the ‘science of science’, creating science-related information and metrics to accelerate scientific progress and make science more effective.
- Fred Fenter worked in environmental science before leaving the academic world for scientific publishing; he is now Executive Editor of the Frontiers open-access journal-publishing program, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Fiona Hutton is Executive Editor and Business Development Manager, Open Access (OA), at John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Prior to joining the OA team in 2013, she was Executive Editor for Life Sciences at Wiley. Fiona trained as a virologist, molecular biologist and biochemist, holds a PhD from Cancer Research UK Institute for Cancer Studies and did postdoctoral work at Columbia University, New York.
- Phill Jones is Head of Publisher Outreach at Digital Science and a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog from the Society of Scholarly Publishers. In a former life, Phill was a multi-disciplinary research scientist, publishing in several fields including physics and neuroscience.