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Chicago Studies journal flips to open access

“The Church is not monolithic and immobile but dynamic, continuously assimilating into itself new elements of a changing world.” So wrote Albert Cardinal Meyer, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago (1958-1965) against the anticipatory backdrop of the Second Vatican Council, as he introduced a

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Interviews (Journals), Open Access, Open Access Journals

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

Open Library of Humanities Update, Part 2: More about disciplinary curation; a first Religious Studies content initiative; and partnering with libraries for sustainable funding

In Part 1 of this Open Library of Humanities Update, I reported that the article submissions platform, built in partnership with Ubiquity Press, has been launched and is now accepting submissions. I also introduced the Religious Studies and Theology Section

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Open Library of Humanities Update, Part 1: Now accepting submissions; Religious Studies and Theology editors in place

An idea whose time has come often takes time to develop. Two years have elapsed since Dr. Martin Paul Eve first issued a call on his blog for participants to help build a “PLOS-style model for the Humanities and Social Sciences.”

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals

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