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The measure of metrics

Change is constant in scholarly publishing; nowhere more than in the world of metrics. Here, four industry leaders offer Tim Gillett some predictions for the future

Exposing peer review

From pilots to practice, more and more publishers are warming to open peer review, reports Rebecca Pool

Picture perfect

Cartoon abstracts are a very effective way to bring research to life, writes Daniel Pullin

Until the bitter end?

Subscription agents: Rebecca Pool asks who will survive the seismic shifts in scholarly publishing circles

C is for collaboration

Steve Arlington is president of the Pistoia Alliance – a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups

Life through a lens

At Frankfurt Book Fair, Research Information heard claims that the use of video in scholarly publishing is ‘hockey-sticking’. Tim Gillett zooms in on the action

Dare to share?

From clarity to confusion, Rebecca Pool looks at the highs and lows of data sharing in scholarly publishing

'A software geek at heart'

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

Gaining altitude

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

Revealing the silver lining

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

Alternative assessment

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

Dealing with diversity

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

London calling

The scholarly publishing community will descend on the ExCeL Centre for a two-day event in December, writes Clive Snell

Open access: at what cost?

As scholarly publishing edges closer to open access, industry players are devising radical ways to cut costs. Rebecca Pool reports

A brave new world

Is discoverability ready to take on the challenges of interdisciplinary research, data diversity and more? Rebecca Pool finds out

Taming Twitter

As the number of social media users sky-rockets, can researchers catch the data fallout? Rebecca Pool finds out

Share and share alike?

At the 11th International APE Conference, a prestigious industry panel discussed whether the academic sharing economy adds value to the scholarly ecosystem. Tim Gillett reports

World-class ambitions

After 20 years in financial services and the IT sector Paul Feldman is now chief executive of Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors' not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions

What's next for peer review?

Six industry figures give their take on recent developments in the world of peer review, and some predictions for the years ahead

Getting the measure

Interest in bibliometric data in the library community is probably growing more rapidly now than at any other time in its history, writes David Stuart

Smoothing the workflow

Content databases are continually evolving to support research libraries and researchers, writes Sharon Davies

A different design

The relentless rise of mobile device use in scholarly publishing is triggering platform developers to review website design, says Rebecca Pool

A belief in collaboration

WIth a background in mathematics and an early career developing software applications, Ella Balagula now leads the Engineering and Technology Solutions business within Elsevier's R&D Solutions group