As 2020 rolls in, Copyright Clearance Center’s Roy Kaufman looks at key developments in STM publishing–with advice for what lies ahead.
A new accord between Springer and Projekt DEAL will produce 13,000 or more articles annually. And B&T now has international distribution of McSweeney’s.
The 2019 International Publishing Distribution Forum will be at Frankfurter Buchmesse, and in the UK, Emerald launches its redesigned platform.
Springer Nature says this is the first survey ‘dedicated to understanding the views of book authors on open access across all subjects and regions.’
Responding to researchers’ need for unfettered open-access content, Sven Fund’s Knowledge Unlatched and its partners have created the Open Research Library.
Springer Nature’s leadership says it’s ‘encouraging a significant shift in publishers’ view[s] of their role in the transition to open access.’
The University of Cambridge and the 10 campuses of the University of California enter a major new agreement in open access, as Ontario-based Book Depot acquires the American publisher Kidsbooks.
‘My question for those who say it’s too tight a time scale,’ says Plan S task force co-chair David Sweeney, ‘is how long do you want?’
Plan S and expanding the discussion around open access publishing are on the agenda at an invitational workshop led by Copyright Clearance Center and Outsell.
The new three-year pilot agreement with Berlin’s De Gruyter aligns with Iowa State’s endorsement of the OA2020 open access initiative, based in Munich.