Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017

Aug 26, 2014
61 Pages - Pub ID: CURP5317218
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Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017

What is “open access,” and how it is affecting academic publishing market? And, equally intriguing, what opportunities can publishers tap through the open access movement?

These and other cutting-edge topics are addressed in Simba Information’s report, Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017.

This report breaks ground by quantifying open access’ position as a fast growing subsegment of scholarly journal publishing. Simba created a financial outlook for open access journal publishing, including leading competitors’ performance through 2014 and market projections through 2017. The research underpinning this model was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for scholarly and professional publishing.

Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017 covers the market, key competitors, and issues and forecasts. Topics covered include:
  • Simba’s exclusive analysis of market size and structure
  • Revenue and market share rankings of 10 leading global publishers
  • Title and article growth metrics
  • A profile of the top ten open access repositories
  • A breakdown open access publishing in key geographic regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
  • A discussion of the market for non-English-language open access publishing
  • Analysis of mergers and acquisitions
  • Simba’s exclusive market projections to 2017 and more
Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017 is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the business strategies driving the scholarly and professional publishing industry. Examples of some of the issues discussed include:
  • The future of open access megajournals
  • The impact of open access in social science and humanities
  • Examination of green, gold and hybrid models
  • Open access, peer review and questions of credibility
  • The impact on smaller publishers
  • Long-term implications for costs across the OA ecosystem
Simba has a knowledge base from almost 20 years worth of perspective on these markets. This is a dynamic industry, affected by rapid changes in technology, the economy, mergers, partnerships and public policy and library budgets. Simba’s experienced analysts and daily on the ball coverage is the bedrock for these reports.
Methodology
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Open Access Publishing Market
Introduction
Origins of a Movement
Timeline
Open Access Definitions and Publishing Models
Open Access Journals
Gold
Green
Hybrid
Megajournals
Article Processing Charges
Other Sources of Support for OA Articles
The Open Access Ecosystem
Public Funding Agencies
National Institutes of Health
European Research Council
Research Councils UK
The Welcome Trust
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Institutional Mandates
Market Size
APC Journals Revenue
Other Journals OA Revenue
Other Measures of Market Size
Open Access by Discipline
Open Access by Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Rest of World
Language
Table 1.1: Timeline of Open Access Publishing, 2000-2014
Table 1.2: Open Access Publishing Market, Various Metrics, 2011-2013
Chapter 2: Leading Open Access Publishers & Repositories
Introduction
Leading Open Access Publishers
Springer Science+Business Media (including BioMed Central)
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Competitor Overview
Recent Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Hindawi
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
John Wiley & Sons
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Elsevier
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Holtzbrinck (including Frontiers)
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Copernicus
Competitor Overview
Recent Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
MDPI AG
Competitor Overview
Recent Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Wolters Kluwer (including Medknow)
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Informa Cogent
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Others in the Hunt
Open Access Repositories (Green Archives)
arXiv
Chinese Academy of Sciences
CiteSeerX
Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard
ePrint
PubMed Central
Redalyc
SciELO
SSRN (Social Sciences Research Network)
Mergers & Acquisitions in Open Access Publishing Market
Table 2.1: Leading Open Access Publishers Share, 2013
Table 2.2: Leading Open Access Publishers, 2011-2013
Table 2.3: Notable Open Access Repositories
Table 2.4: Notable Open Access Publishing M&A Activity
January 2008 – June 2014
Chapter 3: Issues Facing Open Access Publishing & Forecast
Introduction
Issues Facing Open Access Publishing
Open Access is Not Done Evolving
Every OA Publisher is Facing a Credibility Problem of One Type or Another 42
Leading OA Publishers Branded as Predatory
Peer Review Is a Particular Target for Criticism
Not Every Journal is Amenable to Open Access Gold
Megajournals Have Driven Much Recent Growth, But the Future Is Unclear
OA Could Be Expensive and Inflationary — Then What?
Managerial Challenges
Authors in Charge
Destructive Market Forces
Open Access Publishing Forecast
Introduction
World Economy and Exchange Rates
Open Access Will Capture a Significant Share of Emerging Market Research 50
Authors Will Be Educated About Good and Bad OA Journals
Mandates Will Increase and They Will Work
Major Publishers Will Play a Large Role in OA
OA Articles Published Per Year Will Continue to Grow
The Humanities and Social Sciences Will Be Accomodated
APCs Will Rise Slowly
Forecast of Leading Publishers
Table 3.1: Open Access Market Forecast, Various Metrics, 2014P-2017P
Table 3.2: Leading Open Access Publishers, 2013-2014P

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