‘The State of Journal Production and Access 2020’

From Scholastica’s 2020 “State of Journal Production and Access” report: Transformative agreements were a lower rated option, with 54% of survey respondents selecting “low” or “no” potential and only 32% of respondents selecting “some” or “very” high...

‘Next steps for the Open Book Collective’

The good people at COPIM, in their formal announcement of the Open Book Collective: OBC will act as a collector of revenues accrued for new membership packages from institutions – primarily academic libraries – with this revenue then passed on to OA book publishers...

‘Positively Disrupt(ing) Research Culture for the Better’

Alexandra Freeman, in an August Scholarly Kitchen interview about her new publishing platform Octopus: Of course people can publish elsewhere as well. I suspect in the short term Octopus will act a bit like a preprint server in that respect. Authors will hopefully...