Five Reasons Why Publishing Science for Profit Endures

Five Reasons Why Publishing Science for Profit Endures

Elsevier, Springer Nature, John Wiley & Sons and Informa have fended off the advent of preprint article repositories, open access journals, funder mandates, boycotts and big deal library subscription cancellations.

Here are five reasons why these leading companies continue to endure...


It’s a Jungle Out There: The Tricky Business of Indentifying Predatory Publishers in an Open Access Habitat

It’s a Jungle Out There: The Tricky Business of Indentifying Predatory Publishers in an Open Access Habitat

Steady increases in journal subscription costs have given rise to a movement to create free, unfettered access to scholarly research. This movement has the broad support of researchers, governments, private research foundations, college and university faculty and librarians.But disruption of a scholarly publishing ecosystem that traces its roots to the 17th century has given rise to a new breed of publishers with questionable business practices.The latest report from Simba Information, Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020, delves into the emergence of such predatory publishers and how the industry is combating it.


Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2015-2019

Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2015-2019

Reference management tools such as Mendeley and ReadCube only generate 1% to 2% of scientific and technical journal sales, but publishers are betting on them in a big way to build deeper relationships with customers - this according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information.

The report, Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2015-2019, found that the global scientific and technical publishing market saw very modest growth in 2014 with total sales...