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.