Publishing

Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success

Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.

Start-up sees data analytics as information overload cure for researchers, publishers

Start-up uses data analytics to tackle information overload among researchers and publishers in science, medical and technical fields.

Critics protest handling of rights to hacktivist Aaron Swartz's writings

Decision to grant a publisher the right to print the writings of Aaron Swartz -- viewed by some as a martyr of the open-access movement -- sets off a debate about copyright.

Publishers report digital sales overtaking print sales

Major publishers report sales of digital course materials surpass sales of print textbooks for the first time. Are the numbers right -- and does it matter?

Oberlin Group launches 'platinum' open-access publisher Lever Press

Dozens of liberal arts colleges come together to form Lever Press, a book publishing imprint that promises to be open access for both authors and readers.

More higher ed, library groups speak out in support of Lingua editors

Higher education and library organizations, led by the Association of Research Libraries, side with the Lingua editors and criticize Elsevier.

Open-access advocates see opportunity in Lingua 'editorial mutiny'

Open-access advocates see an opportunity to capitalize on the Lingua controversy, but outcomes of previous mass resignations at scholarly journals paint an unclear picture of the impact of "editorial mutinies."

Editors and editorial board quit top linguistics journal to protest subscription fees

The six editors and 31 editorial board members of Lingua, a top linguistics journal, have all resigned to protest Elsevier pricing. They plan a new open-access journal.

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

U. of California Press builds open-access publishing model around 'paying it forward'

U. of California Press builds a new open-access publishing model around paying reviewers and subsidizing research from disciplines with less grant funding.

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