The Research Information Yearbook 2023-24 is out now!

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We are delighted to tell you that the Research Information Yearbook for 2023-24 is now published!


As ever, the last 12 months has been a time of change in scholarly communications, and this yearbook covers many of the subject areas that have seen crucial developments: artificial intelligence; open science and research; ebook pricing; preprints; user experience; developments in the Global South, India and the Middle East; metrics and citation; and industry standards. 


We are also proud to feature interviews with leaders from publishing companies, libraries, and the world of university presses.


Now you can preview some of the articles from the new yearbook on our website! Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll find: 


AI, the new frontier – opportunities and challenges

Artificial intelligence is the future for all industries – especially scholarly publishing, writes Darrell Gunter


How should we approach the AI revolution?

Cait Cullen asks: is artificial intelligence a threat to integrity or the herald of new opportunities?


Spirit, mission and community

Research Information met Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, to discuss the wider scholarly communications ecosystem and some of the highlights of her time since joining Cambridge


All Things Must Pass

Andrew Barker and Elaine Sykes reflect on Lancaster University's shift to an open research culture


Up for a challenge?

Stephanie Dawson argues the case for organisations to upgrade to open science


Searching for the right ebook business models

The rapid adoption of ebooks in recent years has led to greater scrutiny of pricing models, writes David Stuart


For African research to thrive, Africans must be in charge

Lack of local investment limits the scope of research to whatever international actors decide, disenfranchising Africans, writes Ed Gerstner


Supporting open science in the Arab world

Emily Choynowski outlines the progress of the open research movement in the Middle East and North Africa


Caribbean regional publishing: value, access and inclusivity

Nadine D. Buckland examines the value of university presses in the Caribbean and how they can be used to advance the research agenda of the region 


"Supporting mission-driven publishing amid unprecedented challenges"

A Q&A session with Peter Potter, Vice President, Publishing Services at De Gruyter and Executive Director of eBound


Why preprint review is the way forward

Damian Pattinson and Emily Packer reflect on efforts to embrace new models of review and curation


Who’s afraid of open infrastructures?

Joanna Ball, Yvonne Campfens and Tasha Mellins-Cohen underline the importance of non-profit infrastructure and standards bodies


UX: simplification and matching customer’s expectations

Dan Mayers, head of product development at OpenAthens, unveils the secrets to a first-class user experience


2023 JCRs 'redefine trust and impact'

Nandita Quaderi explains the important changes to the 2023 Journal Citation Reports release


"Born in India, but for the world"

Vivek Mehra describes the foundation of Vikramshila, which aims to "embrace academics of all nations"