Analysis & opinion

12 October 2016

There are a growing number of new tools and services available to support academics throughout the research cycle. Here, Emily Marchant from Cambridge University Press speaks to Matias Piipari, the founder of an online writing tool called Manuscripts, which is designed specifically for the authoring of academic texts

23 September 2016

Interactive scholarly publishing systems need to do much more than just look pretty, argues Ian Curson

22 September 2016

The role of the librarian in India is transforming. Shafina Segon and Nicola Bacon describe two initiatives to change technology and research methodology in academia

30 August 2016

When technologies arrive on the market, not only are most libraries interested; they also test a few and integrate them in selected applications and projects, writes Rafael Ball.

11 August 2016

Roy Kaufman and Michael Iarrobino explain why text miners should heed the data quality imperative

09 August 2016

Southern journals need to be self-critical and creative, and should comply with standards recognised internationally, writes Haseeb Md. Irfanullah

01 August 2016

International advances in digital scholarship was the theme of the joint conference hosted in July by Jisc and the Coalition for Networked Education (CNI) – a US organisation supporting digital technology in scholarly communication – at the prestigious Wadham College, University of Oxford. Rachel Bruce discusses the key themes

18 July 2016

The EU referendum result does not have to be a catastrophe, if handled actively and positively, writes Mark Carden

14 July 2016

Article-level innovations continue to unite and disrupt the scholarly publishing scene, writes Stephanie Dawson

07 July 2016

Identity and access management is a critical aspect of academic and professional publishing, writes Jon Bentley

06 July 2016

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) goes against the natural development of scholarly and scientific research, writes Nicko Goncharoff

04 July 2016

At the SSP Annual Meeting in June, delegates heard about the power of mentorship in scholarly publishing. Here, panellist Meredith Adinolfi outlines the benefits for mentors and mentees



Publishing platforms are the true drivers of digital content within the scholarly industry. Tim Gillett gets up close


As the scholarly publishing world adopts altmetrics, the ways in which the data is used are developing fast, reports Rebecca Pool


For academic libraries, the future is cloud-based. Here, Scott Livingston, OCLC’s executive director for market strategy, shares his outlook – while we look at a new community project to develop a cloud-based library services platform


After learning to fly a plane, and then teaching German business executives to speak English, London Info International’s Philip Ditchfield also worked in pharma and publishing sales