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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

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

Preparing for impact

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

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

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

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

Starting a dialogue with publishers

At the recent Internet Librarian International conference in London, Karin Bystrom of Uppsala University in Sweden emphasised the need for discussion in closing the gap between librarians and publishers

Video enhances publications

Nicola Davies looks at the benefits and challenges of including video in scholarly resources and explores the future of this approach

Debunking the MOOC myth

With hype waning for MOOCs and the backlash in full swing, what does the post-MOOC environment look like for higher education? Simon Linacre explores an increasingly complicated future of teaching, learning and research

Bright future with library clouds

Sian Harris explores how the growth and improved accessibility of the cloud is presenting a wealth of exciting opportunities for research libraries

Eyeing up the future

The Frankfurt Book Fair is a time when publishers and publisher services companies tend to showcase their latest developments and news and these are often in the area of publishing platforms. From shifts towards mobile devices and decisions about changing technology to trends in e-books and the launch of new database platforms, companies tell us about some of their latest trends

A place for citation data

The topic of metrics for scholarly impact can seem highly polarised but there might be fewer tensions between traditional and alternative than there first appear, writes Sian Harris

Acquisition opens up altmetrics options

It is nearly a year since EBSCO bought Plum Analytics. Sian Harris asks what has happened since the acquisition and what it means for the role of altmetrics in analysing research

Boosting transparency

In September Louis Culot became chief executive officer of BioData, a Digital Science company. We ask him about convergence between experimental processes and research information

Journal hijackers target science and open access

Hijacking of journal websites is a worrying side product of scholarly communication moving online and a topic that Iran-based journalist and researcher Mehrdad Jalalian is particularly concerned about. We asked him about the problem and how researchers and others can address the issue

OA interviews: Juliane Ritt, Springer

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Kamila Markram, Frontiers

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Dave Ross, SAGE

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Nicola Gulley, IOP Publishing

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Georgina Gurnhill, PeerJ

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Alicia Wise, Elsevier

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Mark Patterson, eLife

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

The power of semantics

In recent years scholarly publishers have increasingly looked to add value to the content they put online. Sian Harris asks providers of semantic enrichment tools and services how publishers can enhance their content

Predatory practices pose problems for new publishing models

New developments in technology and business are frequently followed by attempts to abuse the system. Librarian Jeffrey Beall from University of Colorado Denver, USA, uses his blog to track and report on journals and publishers that abuse open access

Making the most of metadata

Ed Pentz has been executive director of CrossRef since it began in 2000. We ask him about what the organisation has done so far and its future plans

Experimenting with e-books

E-books have been around for a while now but publishers are still experimenting with different formats, interactive content, open access and business models, writes Nadya Anscombe

Opportunities for innovation

Matthew Cockerill co-founded BioMed Central and was its managing director until the end of 2013. He is currently working on an unannounced internet startup

The path to integration

Last May, ProQuest bought e-book aggregator EBL. Sian Harris finds out about the company's plans to bring this and other businesses more closely together

Algorithms help assign reviewers more quickly

Automating allocation of reviewers can speed up the review process - but the information about the reviewers' interests need to be good. Sian Harris speaks to the co-founder and CEO of open-access publisher Frontiers

Patent power

We ask Ann Chapman, co-founder of Minesoft, about patent information and 10 years of the PatBase patent database

Preserving global scholarship

As preservation professionals meet the rising demands of traditional publishers, can they also attend to the needs of riskier ventures, asks Rebecca Pool

Carving new roles in the library

Many discussions at the Online Information 2013 conference focused on the changes and opportunities for information professionals, writes Sian Harris

Publishing platforms evolve

Technology plays a major role in how we find and use information today. Sian Harris finds out about some of the trends and challenges with publishing platforms

A long-term perspective

Bob Campbell is soon to retire from his role of senior publisher at Wiley after nearly half a century in the publishing industry. He shares some of his thoughts

A changing environment

Ron Mobed, CEO of Elsevier, shares his thoughts on research trends, open access, and publisher profit-margins

APCs add complexity to the role of librarians

Earlier this year SAGE and Jisc organised a librarian roundtable to examine the implications of managing article-processing charges. Siân Harris, who also wrote the report of the event, describes some of the key findings

Digitising source material

Digitisation is a major part of the work of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Philippa Hubbard explains the process involved in selecting and digitising resources

Mining for insight

Siân Harris investigates the role of text and data mining in research - and what the publishing industry is doing, and could do, to help

Meeting mobile needs

The role of mobile access to research information is growing. Siân Harris reports back from the SLA conference on what researchers and students want and what is being delivered today

Publishing at sea

Seth Cayley reveals the story behind the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which Cengage has recently digitised and released

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