Monthly Archives: January 2014

Top 5 Emerging Trends to watch out for in Academic Publishing in 2014

And the winners are:

1.      Decline of commercial publishers

2.       Rise of academic collaboration

3.       Rise of small publishers

4.       Rise of open access

5.       Fall of impact factor.

 

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Roxanne Missingham

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First Australian publisher joins OAPEN

ANU E Press has joined the OAPEN Foundation  to disseminate the complete collection of Open Access books from ANU E Press through the OAPEN Library. The OAPEN Library initially added 301 books published between 2003 and 2013. The freely downloadable books can be found here: http://oapen.org/search?f1-publisher=ANU%20E%20Press

 

More news can be found at http://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=314fa411ba5eaaee7244c95e1&id=e8f1ded0c4

Roxanne Missingham

 

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Inaugural ICIS Meeting: Publish or perish? The future of academic publishing and careers February 13 – 14, 2013 UC Davis

An event we will all want to attend:

Scholarly publishing is in a bit of turmoil.  This upheaval impacts not only the dissemination of knowledge but also the assessment of scholars (and thus their careers).  For two days in February 2014 at UC Davis we will cover some of the key changes in scholarly publishing with a focus on how they impact the careers of academics.  Some key details of the meeting are summarized below:

  • Sessions topics will focus on changes occurring in scholarly publishing (in journal publishing, other forms of digital publishing, peer review, and economics of publishing) and on changes in assessment (alt metrics, assessment by institutions, and new models for evaluating scholars).
  • Each session of the meeting will include a mix of a keynote talk, short talks, and a panel discussion by leading experts in the field.  Ample time will be provided for discussions and networking as well.
  • In addition, at the end of Day 1 there will be a special Keynote talk by Yochai Benkler from Harvard University on ”Open Access, Cooperation, and Commons: The (Uncertain) Retreat of Possessive Individualism in Networked Society“ followed by a reception.
  • This meeting is organized by the UC Davis Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) Project (icis.ucdavis.edu), which is a collaboration between Mario Biagioli (UC Davis School of Law), Mackenzie Smith (UC Davis University Librarian) and Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis Genome Center).

See http://icis.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=22

 

Roxanne Missingham


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University Press Research Project

Joseph Esposito has announced in The Scholarly Kitchen that he will be undertaking a research project on the marketing of university press books.  The project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Principle Investigator is the Director of Rutgers University Press, Marlie Wasserman.

More information on the project can be found at http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2014/01/06/announcing-a-university-press-research-project/

 

He is seeking participation in an online questionnaire – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U5gfLDHEhHhwwzFi4WhV8rgdT3tib5zJLNYT4SIBTp4/viewform

I encourage all University presses to respond to the call to participate in the questionnaire.

 

Roxanne Missingham

 

 

 

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ARC Open Access Policy (version 2013.1)

 

The Open Access page on the ARC website has been updated to reflect administrative changes.

 

ARC Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy (version 2013.1)

The Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality page on the ARC website has been amended. This is a change to the policy title only. The content of the policy remains the same as that found in the previous version, ARC Guidelines for Disclosure of Interests and Confidentiality Obligations (version 2009.1).

 

Roxanne Missingham

 

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Stop the Presses: Is the monograph headed toward an e-only future?

Another excellent report from Ithaka S + R

A very useful summary of research and readings around the dominance of e-reading of monographs, academics preference for print for reading long monographs in print, challenges for discovery, opportunities to use the digital to create new scholarly creations that integrate text, data and other resources and  a call to revolutionise the PhD.

http://www.sr.ithaka.org/blog-individual/stop-presses-monograph-headed-toward-e-only-future

 

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The Future (?) of the Scholarly (?) Monograph (?)

The Future (?) of the Scholarly (?) Monograph (?)

Interesting blog post on The Scholarly Kitchen. “As the scholarly communication environment changes, so does the monograph–and the nature of scholarship itself. A few years from now, what will these terms even mean?

Rick comments that we need to differentiate between new kinds of scholarship, and new kinds of scholarly products.  If libraries and monographs are the digital labs of the humanities it poses a fundamental question about who we should be working closely with and where we should be developing content and services. 

Enjoy….

http://www.sr.ithaka.org/blog-individual/stop-presses-monograph-headed-toward-e-only-future

Roxanne Missingham

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