Since the COVID-19 onset, Michiel Kolman says, Elsevier’s workforce has found a new sense for its work’s importance–and for belonging.
Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge.
The International Publishers Association is engaged in several presentations at London Book Fair on diversity, copyright, and the freedom to publish.
‘Walking past former offices brings back fond—and sometimes not so fond—recollections,’ Richard Charkin writes, ‘of old times.’
The 48 subject category winners of the 2019 PROSE Award cycle from the Association of American Publishers will yield four top category titles and an overall winner.
The Za’atari Camp in Jordan is part of Book Aid International’s refugee outreach, supported by Elsevier and other publishers. And Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone goes to the Atria and Gallery Books lists.
The global chief of Penguin Random House names Kristin Cochrane to the role of CEO in Canada. And in Sweden, the national universities’ and research consortium says it can’t get the open-access arrangements it needs from Elsevier.
‘Not a viable or trustworthy Open Access solution,” Michiel Kolman says, ‘piracy is simply not the answer to our challenges as an industry’ and SciHub, he says, is ‘not the answer’ to goals of Open Access.
As many publishers in the world industry put new stress on diversity, the IPA’s chief speaks on Elsevier’s experience with LGBTI employees–and readers.
‘Checks and balances’ amid fake news—tech companies are becoming like publishers, Michiel Kolman says in Brussels, and publishers more like tech companies.
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