Scholastica announces the release of Democratizing Academic Journals: Technology, Services, and Open Access, a free-to-read white paper. The paper argues democratization of journal publishing is the key to lowering journal costs and facilitating Open Access.
Björn Brembs explains why he believes journal publishing should be upended from the current model, in which institutions pay publishers for access to content, to one in which the academic community pays for services to publish content and retains ownership of research.
The Journal of New Librarianship team knew they wanted to have a modern publication website, but they didn't have a lot of time to devote to building it. Scholastica journal websites beta allowed them to quickly launch a custom journal website without technical hassles.
Open Access (OA) advocate Stevan Harnad argues Gold OA will not be effective unless research is made Green OA first. In this interview he shares his vision for universal Green OA.
When Taylor & Francis discontinued the publication of Internet Mathematics the editors decided to take over the journal. Editor-in-Chief Anthony Bonato shares their experience relaunching the journal on Scholastica.
Can an ideal open access publishing model be determined in time to prevent more researchers from losing access to journals? Roxanne Missingham argues embracing a variety of publishing approaches is the answer.
Co-Founder Christian Gogolin and fellow editors of Quantum, a new open access quantum science journal, see the journal as more than just a publication they started - they're approaching Quantum as a community-led initiative. In this interview Gogolin shares an overview of Quantum and how he hopes it will inspire more scholar-run journals.
How satisfactory are your OA policies to authors and institutions? Here are 4 steps you can take to keep track of OA mandates and ensure your journals are meeting the needs of the scholarly community.
As we head into the new year, we wanted to take a look back and share some highlights from the Scholastica blog. Here are some of our top posts from 2016.
Bastian Greshake shares how open research has helped him develop in his career, his thoughts on obstacles faced by open researchers, and steps he's taking to advocate for open access.