Publishing’s New World

In scholarly publishing, adoption of an Open Access business model entirely redraws the map. All at once, customer service for authors swells from a tiny island to continental proportions. Rivers of subscription revenue may run dry, but they are replaced with...

The Force Remaking Scholarly Publishing

Since earlier this year, influential research funders have mandated “open access” publishing practices that are sparking dramatic re-tooling of longstanding business models. When “authors pay,” what should publishers expect to face? At...

Open Access Is “Changing Behavior”

Since earlier this year, influential research funders have mandated “open access” publishing practices that are sparking dramatic re-tooling of longstanding business models. As scholarly and scientific publishers test new business models, the focus is on...

Universities Face Open Access Challenge

As the demand for Open Access (OA) journals and articles increases, so has the frequency with which academic institutions are submitting payments for APCs (article processing charges) to publishers. As a result, universities face a number of challenges new to the...

Outsell Open Access Report Highlights

Across all types of media, the onslaught of digital disruption typically prompts a defensive reaction. Publishers struggle to maintain their legacy business models, even as they must build out new models that are sustainable and scalable. The digital challenge is...

Open Access Publishing Trends

With government policy-makers and private funding agencies in the US, UK and Europe mandating greater public access to published scientific research, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and content...

Publishing Pioneer Seeks Knowledge Unlatched

Scholarly book publishers, like their siblings in the journal world, today face growing financial stress along with mounting demands by academic audiences for free or low-cost content. The search is on for sustainable business models that accommodate and address these...

BTB #322: “Open Access,” The Book

In scholarly publishing, the movement toward “Open Access” – essentially, making it possible to read and re-use published research without cost or permission – is often taken as a challenge to copyright. But according to OA evangelist Peter Suber, author of Open...

BTB #312: What You Should Know About “Open Access”

“Open Access” (OA) is the single catchphrase for an innovative set of business models expressly created for the World Wide Web. Though the term sounds monolithic, it sweeps up a great many approaches to a single challenge: Sharing knowledge. On Wednesday, September 5,...