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Academic publishing

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Scholarly publishing


Report

Aligning the research library to organizational strategy

The Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries commissioned Ithaka S+R to consult with university leaders in Canada and the United States to identify their strategic priorities, to gauge their expectations of research libraries in achieving them, and to determine what...
Report

Combatting predatory academic journals and conferences

Led by an independent working group of international experts nominated by academies around the world, this IAP study set out to improve the understanding of what constitutes predatory practices, gauge their prevalence and impact, identify their root causes and review efforts to address them.
Report

Report on enhancing services to preserve new forms of scholarship

This report describes preservation activities, methods and context for the 'Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship' project. Digital preservation institutions, libraries and university presses examined a variety of enhanced digital publications and identified which features can be preserved at scale using tools currently...
Report

Scholarly communication in times of crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest global public health crisis in a century. Scientific research and its effective communication have been at the centre of the worldwide response to the emergency. This report analyses how the scholarly communication system – involving the production, evaluation...
Guide

A practical guide to preprints: accelerating scholarly communication

This resource provides a practical and informative guide for researchers on how to post and use preprints, and for the general public (journalists, patients, healthcare workers, etc.) on how to interpret the research published through preprints.
Case study

Exploring the value of QR in supporting researcher-scale activities

Quality Related (QR) funding from Research England provides an important source of support for research in English universities. This report identifies and explores the ways in which QR funding is used, its benefits, and how it complements other types of research income.
Report

SPARC landscape analysis and roadmap for action: 2021 update

This publication reviews the impact of the past year on the broader research and education markets, and on key individual firms within these markets.
Report

What’s the big deal?

This study represents the first attempt by a group of libraries to come together to examine user perspectives on 'Big Deal' subscription bundle cancellations across a variety of institutional and cancellation contexts.
Report

The promise of collaboration: collective funding models and the integration of Open Access books into libraries

This report draws on desk research, alongside a combination of interviews, workshop discussions and pre-workshop surveys with librarians and individuals involved in library consortia. The report tackles a simple question - how can open access books be more successfully integrated into scholarly libraries?
Journal article

Publishing at any cost: a cross-sectional study of the amount that medical researchers spend on open access publishing each year

This study aimed to estimate the financial costs paid by individual medical researchers from meeting the article processing charges (APCs) levied by open access journals in 2019.
Survey

The academic response to COVID-19: a survey report

In order to gain insight into what impact COVID-19 has had on the international scientific community, their work and the implications for science, Frontiers conducted a survey with their editors, reviewers and authors in May and June 2020. This report outlines the findings.
Journal article

How reliable and useful is Cabell’s blacklist? A data-driven analysis

As part of this research, the authors tested Cabell’s blacklist to analyse whether or not it could be adopted as a reliable tool by stakeholders in scholarly communication, including their own academic library.
Report

COPIM - Revenue models for Open Access monographs 2020

The Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs project (COPIM) has released this major report analysing the open access (OA) economic models in use today in scholarly publishing. The report builds on a decade of studies written by OA advocates and consultants around the world, and...
Report

Supporting academic research: understanding the challenges

Researchers and research administrators in higher education are under pressure to adapt to an ever changing landscape of funding opportunities and efforts to make research more accessible. This paper includes the findings from two surveys with researchers and senior members of research offices across the...
Article

Science publishing has opened up during the coronavirus pandemic. It won’t be easy to keep it that way

Scientists and science publishers are sharing information as fast as they can during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speed and openness bring new challenges, but they are the way forward for research.
Report

WP5 scoping report: building an open dissemination system

This scoping report concentrates on the metadata required by the key stakeholders in the scholarly communications supply chain in order to define a best practice for all stakeholders as regards the metadata types and formats that are required to allow open access publishers to meaningfully...
Journal article

A provisional system to evaluate journal publishers based on partnership practices and values shared with academic institutions and libraries

Identifying publishers with similar values may help libraries and institutions make strategic decisions about resource allocation. Publishers, especially non-profit publishers, could use the criteria in this paper to guide practices that align with mission-driven institutions, whilst institutions and libraries could use the system to identify...
Strategy

Plan S: Rights retention strategy

cOAlition S has developed this strategy to give researchers supported by a cOAlition S Organisation the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S.
Report

Open content activities in libraries: same direction, different trajectories

This report synthesises findings from the 2018-19 Global Council survey on current and future planned open content activities for a global cohort of research and university libraries.
Journal article

Drivers of article processing charges in open access

It is no longer readers and libraries paying subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published to allow unrestricted access. Data shows a tremendous variance in article processing charges (APC) across journals, and this study...