STM’s Pinball Wizards

Researchers today find themselves faced with many demands on their time and career: Rising competition for tenure, grants, and positions, on the one side, and mushrooming quantities of articles and data on the other.

At IBPA, A Free Speech Debate

In times of political division and heightened concerns for the future, particularly around free speech and intellectual freedom, what are the roles independent publishers and authors should play? In such times, what are the responsibilities of independent publishers and authors?

The Road to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is not a destination. It is a journey. And heading down the road to digital transformation can certainly feel like traveling without a guide or a map. By 2020, Gartner estimates, three out of four businesses will be digital or have digital...

The Winning Move for Open Access

Publishing and chess would not seem obvious soulmates, but they share much in common. Like chess masters, publishers almost never make a quick strike that leads to victory. It’s possible to win chess in as few as two moves, though most tournaments last much longer. At...

The Rise of the Researchers

For so many reasons – including the establishment of Open Access business models, ready access to digital publishing tools, and the nearly limitless power of cloud computing – scholarly publishing in 2017 is innovative and dynamic. Much of the energy comes from the...

Coming to London – Open Access Forum

At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Wednesday, March 15, CCC returns with an annual London Book Fair community forum on Open Access trends in...

London Book Fair 2017 Preview

At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Monday, March 13, Carl Robinson of UK-based Ixxus, a CCC subsidiary, will urge publishers to promote a positive...

Behind the Scenes At WaPo’s Book World

In a keynote interview with author Kevin Smokler at last weekend’s PubWest 2017 Conference, critic Ron Charles offers an insider’s tour of one of the last remaining newspaper book sections in the U.S. As editor of the Washington Post Book World, Ron Charles is...

Dictionaries on the Cutting Edge

What can the history and present state of reference publishing tell us about the future of publishing? As keynote speaker opening the PubWest 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon, Erin McKean notes that dictionaries have stood in the vanguard of publishing ever since...

From Page to Screen

At such an event as the recent Miami Book Fair, everyone may be forgiven for thinking of reading and writing as natural. Certainly, these activities seem natural to us all, but reading and writing are not natural at all. Speech is natural to humans, as natural as...