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.
Transformative Agreements are emerging as one of the most promising routes to transition scholarly journals to open access models, but developing them can be challenging for smaller publishers. In this blog post, Megan Taylor and Lou Peck of The International Bunch share some tips to help.
The Microbiology Society was one of the first small publishers to commit to transitioning from subscription to OA publishing in response to Plan S. In this interview, Gaynor Redvers-Mutton, the society's head of business development & sales, discusses how they rapidly developed a Transformative Agreement.
While a reputation for publishing high-quality content will always be the number one way for journals to set themselves apart in the eyes of authors and readers, regular promotion is becoming paramount to building and retaining a following. In this blog post, we break down four reasons to independently promote your scholarly journal and suggestions to get started.
In this interview, Director of Publications Marketing and Sales at the American Physiological Society, Stacey Burke, shares how APS is working to educate authors about open access publishing options.
The start of a new year is always a good time for reflection. Before we dive into 2019, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back at some highlights from last year and our plans for the year ahead.
In the wake of Plan S and other recent open access mandates, the need to rethink subscription-based journal publishing models is becoming more pressing for scholarly societies and associations around the world. In this interview, Mikael Laakso, Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics, discusses his research on ways societies are transitioning journals to OA models.