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Mind the gap — you've likely heard this familiar phrase issued at train stations, but have you considered how it applies to academic journal publishing? In this blog post, we're rounding up five of the most common gaps between peer review and publishing and ways to address them.

Scholastica announces the launch of our second State of Journal Production and Access survey of independent scholarly society and university publishers, which will be used to develop an open industry report. If you work with a scholarly society, university press, library, or institution that independently publishes one or more journals, please take the survey to help develop collective insights.

Rapid market consolidation doesn't have to be the only way forward in the OA movement for scholarly societies. Examples of independent society publishers successfully implementing new OA models in the wild provide valuable insights and inspiration for others to follow suit.

The European Association of Science Editors' (EASE) Program Committee Chair Joan Marsh discusses the upcoming EASE conference, a hybrid virtual and in-person event focused on the manuscript journey, as well as EASE's latest member resources.

Journal publishers have the opportunity to implement a range of operational and cultural changes to open up the research lifecycle. This blog post by Publishing Consultant Lettie Conrad, overviews specific action steps from the new UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

For the final installment of our OA Leaders on Advancing the BOAI series, we welcome to the blog Dr. Iratxe Puebla, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ASAPbio; Dr. Mike Taylor, paleontologist with the University of Bristol and OA advocate; and Dr. Ginny Barbour, Director of Open Access Australasia. They share thoughts on the progression of the OA movement up to this point and ways stakeholders can help advance the BOAI vision moving forward.

In Part 2 of Scholastica's OA Leaders on Advancing the BOAI blog series Dr. Iryna Kuchma, Dr. Andrew Piper, and Dr. Mark C. Wilson share their perspectives on equitable and sustainable ways to further OA publishing.

Dr. Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S, shares his take on major OA publishing milestones up to this point and the essential roles all stakeholders have to play in advancing the principles of the Budapest Open Access Initiative in honor of its 20th anniversary.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, Scholastica announces a new Fully Open Access Journal Publishing Toolkit and blog series where OA leaders share steps stakeholders can take to advance the BOAI principles.

How are the ways scholars find and engage with research outputs changing? And what does it mean for academic journals? In this blog post, we highlight key insights from the new 2021 How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications report.