All journals operated by non-profit scholarly societies share one key differentiating factor — when scholars publish with them, they intrinsically support the advancement of research in their fields. In this blog post, we delve into steps society publishing programs and journals can take to illuminate the unique value they offer with examples.
Publishing leaders from the Biochemical Society and the American Society of Civil Engineers discuss the benefits of societies running journal programs and their approach in the second part of our series on cultivating sustainable in-house publishing programs.
Inspired by the SSP conference session Locally Sourced, Locally Owned: Independent Society Journal Publishing to Seed Trust and Transformation, the Scholastica team decided to reach out to society and institute leaders operating publishing programs to get their take on the primary benefits of in-house publishing and the factors they consider most critical to their success. Here's what they had to say.
Leaders at university presses and scholarly societies publishing research across disciplines discuss the biggest opportunities they see for independent academic publishers to further their journal programs in 2023 and beyond.
Director of Publications at the American Urological Association, Jennifer Regala, shares the biggest journal development opportunities she sees in 2023, focusing on investing in open access and supplementary content to promote readership growth and create new sponsorship opportunities.
President of The British Blockchain Association and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, Dr. Naseem Naqvi, shares the biggest journal development opportunities he sees in 2023, including publishing more interdisciplinary research and embracing OA.
At Scholastica, we wanted to highlight some of the many emerging opportunities for academic journal programs, with a focus on scholarly societies and university presses. So we asked a handful of leading publishers to share the developments they're most excited about in 2023 and beyond.
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.