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Religious studies scholars not readily adopting open access, according to new Ithaka S+R report

Ithaka S+R, the research arm of Ithaka.org—which includes the well known JSTOR academic journal and monograph database, ARTSTOR image database, and PORTICO digital preservation service—has just released (February 8, 2017) a new report entitled Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies

Posted in Commercial Publishing, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Monographs, Open Repositories & Digital Libraries, Peer Review

Report on Livestream 3: OA Beyond APCs International Symposium, November 17-18, 2016

See my previous two reports on the livestream from the “Envisioning a World Beyond APCs/BPCs” international symposium held November 17-18, 2016 at the University of Kansas here and here. (You can view recordings of the livestream on the KU MediaHub here and here.)

Posted in Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Monographs

Report on Livestream 2: OA Beyond APCs International Symposium, November 17-18, 2016

Although the subscription-based business model is still dominant in academic journals publishing, open access is finding its way into the mainstream. Most of the large journal publishers that have adopted open access, however, utilize article processing charges (APCs) as their

Posted in Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Monographs

Report on Livestream 1: OA Beyond APCs International Symposium, November 17-18, 2016

The theme of last year’s Berlin 12 Conference (December 8-9, 2015),* was developed around a white paper published by the Max Planck Digital Library in April 2015 entitled “Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open

Posted in Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Monographs

Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews, Part 2

This is Part 2 of my post, Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews. If you missed it, here is the link back to Part 1. Still catching up from my summer hiatus, I wanted to make sure

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Interviews (Publishers), Interviews (Scholars), Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews, Part 1

Still catching up from my summer hiatus, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss Richard Poynder’s The State of Open Access interview series over on his Open and Shut? blog. Richard Poynder, an independent journalist hailing from the UK,

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Interviews (Publishers), Interviews (Scholars), Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

EBSCO becomes member of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

This press release (dated October 1, 2013) about EBSCO Information Services joining the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) puts their recent affirmative comments regarding open access in a clearer light. As I wrote in my previous post, EBSCO’s recently released Serials

Posted in Abstracting & Indexing, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Publishing Technology

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