What to Expect in the Publishing World in 2020
What to Expect in the Publishing World in 2020
Publishers’ efforts to reduce “leakage,” funder-driven open-access schemes, the growth of academic publishing in China, and more.
What to Expect in the Publishing World in 2020
What to Expect in the Publishing World in 2020

Publishers’ efforts to reduce “leakage,” funder-driven open-access schemes, the growth of academic publishing in China, and more.

Publishers’ efforts to reduce “leakage,” funder-driven open-access schemes, the growth of academic publishing in China, and more.

open access
2019 Was Big for Academic Publishing. Here’s Our Year in Review
2019 Was Big for Academic Publishing. Here’s Our Year in Review
Diana Kwon | Dec 27, 2019
Licensing negotiations between libraries and publishers continued, a radical open-access plan made changes, and the flaws of some publishing tools and techniques came to light.
Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Dec 2, 2019
The scholarly publisher has announced several new licensing agreements in both Europe and the US—but some major academic groups are still without contracts and access to journals.
Opinion: Boycotting Elsevier Is Not Enough
Opinion: Boycotting Elsevier Is Not Enough
Shaun Khoo | Oct 22, 2019
The publishing giant will likely survive the latest boycott by scientists. An overhaul is needed to make science publishing fair and open.
World Health Organization Backs Open-Access Plan S
World Health Organization Backs Open-Access Plan S
Kerry Grens | Sep 4, 2019
The agency joins a group of funders, cOAlition S, that supports making publications immediately available to the public for free.
Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature
Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 23, 2019
Elsevier is now the only big scientific publisher that hasn’t struck a bargain with the German consortium of libraries and research institutions.
UC Faculty Protest Elsevier by Suspending Work for Cell Press
UC Faculty Protest Elsevier by Suspending Work for Cell Press
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2019
More than 30 professors will no longer serve on editorial boards of the journals unless Elsevier and the University of California can reach a contract.
Open-Access Program Plan S Relaxes Rules
Open-Access Program Plan S Relaxes Rules
Jef Akst | May 31, 2019
In response to concerns from the research and publishing communities, the European group pushes back the deadline for its full and immediate open-access mandate to 2021.
Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Diana Kwon | Apr 24, 2019
Under a two-year pilot agreement, articles published by Norwegian academics will be free to read in almost all of the publisher’s journals.
As Elsevier Falters, Wiley Succeeds in Open-Access Deal Making
As Elsevier Falters, Wiley Succeeds in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Mar 26, 2019
The divergent strategies of scholarly publishers to forge licensing agreements with libraries are yielding different results.