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.
What will the future of university press journal publishing look like? The University of California Press has been pioneering one possibility with its Collabra journals program.
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.
OA advocate Ulrich Herb shares his thoughts on requirements for a sustainable OA future, including key areas where he believes journal publishing must be improved.
How can more scholars and journals embrace preprints to make research freely accessible? This slideshow co-created by Scholastica and Authorea addresses this question and more.
Scholars as well as universities, research foundations, and government organizations, are encouraging journals to take steps to make their content more accessible and engaging. As a result, the notion of brand-name journals is changing.
Mark E. Wilson from the University of Auckland made a survey where he solicits thoughts from his peers on models for academic journal publishing.
Authors of Making Institutional Repositories Work delve into the history of IRs and the experiences of libraries currently in varying stages of IR development.
Rather than charge authors article processing fees upon acceptance, some journals charge every author a relatively small manuscript submission fee instead. The benefits of this model are several.
Here's the top news in academia this month in open access, academic publishing, higher education, and more.