As 2020 rolls in, Copyright Clearance Center’s Roy Kaufman looks at key developments in STM publishing–with advice for what lies ahead.
With clients in 30 nations and operational centers in eight, SPi Global says it’s looking to close its acquisition of Springer Nature’s SPS by year’s end.
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.
Springer Nature says this is the first survey ‘dedicated to understanding the views of book authors on open access across all subjects and regions.’
‘What can we deduce from these hardy perennials?’ asks Richard Charkin. He looks at some of the leading reference works for clues to lasting sales success.
Springer Nature’s leadership says it’s ‘encouraging a significant shift in publishers’ view[s] of their role in the transition to open access.’
In Frankfurt, academic publishing experts expressed their many concerns about ‘Plan S,’ an new open access strategy announced by research funders in Europe.
Space travel is the subject of a new conference from Nature Research and NASA, and Springer Nature creates two new journals in applied science and medicine.
The Chinese authorities, says IPA chief Michiel Kolman, “put individual publishers in an impossible situation” in censoring journal articles.
Shared ‘open data’ is becoming more important and widely used in academic research, according to a new report from open data platform Figshare.