February/March 2015

Balancing money and mission

After a career at Oxford University Press, Mandy Hill has "switched sides", and is now managing director for academic publishing at Cambridge University Press. We caught up with her at Frankfurt Book Fair

What`s in a name?

Delegates at IPI Confex will hear about the latest efforts to standardise at least one part of the patent application process. Tim Gillett reports

Preparing for impact

Global use of institutional repositories is on the rise - but the trend is not without its challenges, writes Nadya Anscombe

Peer review under pressure?

Recent years have seen significant challenges for the world of peer review, with increasing pressures on editors tasked with finding trusted and reliable reviewers - and growing concerns about the incidence of peer review fraud and retractions resulting from this. Here, five companies developing editorial and peer review systems tell us how they are facing the future

Still a long way to go for OA?

Lorraine Estelle, executive director for digital resources and divisional CEO of Jisc Collections, considers the costs associated with the spread of open access

Working together at the tipping point

We are moving towards an educational era of choice over tradition, convenience over perfection, self-service over predefined options, writes Fiona Leslie, EMEA marketing manager at OCLC

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