Are Startups the Future of Scholarly Publishing? (Part 2) image

In our previous blog, we explained how startups are changing the dynamics of scholarly publishing. In the second part of this post, we explain how academic publishing is further advancing through startups. Funding We are usually exposed to the methods and procedures of research, however, we often forget that funding is also a component in which many face challenges. However, impressive startups have solutions to these obstacles. Startups such as and Experiment, using the concept of crowdfunding, bring in funds for research by networking with graduate students and other scholars. Accommodating Open Access Open access has been gaining acceptance among many publishers and institutions. In order to supplement the rise of open access, startups have been pivotal to the ...

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Are Startups the Future of Scholarly Publishing? image

Over recent years, scholarly publishing has been an industry that has been rapidly evolving. Publishing models have been changing, data analytics are gaining further importance, research is becoming personalized, and social media is becoming a necessity. However, all of these changes would not be possible without startups.  As impressive and exciting trends develop in the industry, startups play a vital role for introducing new opportunities and providing solutions for publishers. Transforming Higher Education Technology has been essential to the advancement of higher education. New classroom models to interactive learning have not only changed the higher education experience, but have introduced new methods for universities to engage with their students. The role of startups in this transformation should not be overlooked. ...

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Academic Publishing in 2015 (part 2) image

In our previous blog, we brought up emerging trends in academic publishing. Here are some other trends to expect in 2015! Rise of Data Analytics Data analytics is becoming a greater necessity in nearly every industry.  In order for publishers to spot opportunities and grow further, data analytics is becoming a common source to accomplish such goals. The fact that publishers are buying analytics startups further reflects its increasing importance. In 2015, expect even more publishers to utilize data. Global Digital Library Emerging We have all heard of academic publishing going digital. Top players in scholarly publishing are making transitions to accommodate the rising preference for digital journals.  As journals become more expensive and librarians deal with budget cuts, the ...

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What to Expect: Academic Publishing in 2015 image

  Academic publishing has always been an evolving industry.  Current trends have further advanced practices in academic publishing.  From the increasing use of business intelligence to the necessity to share information, the dynamics of scholarly publishing have definitely changed.  Conferences such as the Frankfurt Book Fair as well as APE 2015 have involved conversations from experts regarding the direction of the industry, ranging from the emergence of different publishing models to accessing journals of different platforms.  Here are some of our thoughts on what to expect from academic publishing in 2015! 1) The Rise of Startups Academic publishing is currently one of the most profitable industries in the world. The industry generates as much as $12 billion worldwide and billions ...

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