Challenging Current Publishing Models
Jan Velterop, Publisher at BioMed Central, discusses the scenario where STM publishers make money for no investment and increase the cost of journals. He compares recent trends in publishing and dissemination of STM content. Read More
The pivotal role of subscription agents
Swets Information Services illustrates the role of a subscription agent between STM publishers and the readers. Giving statistics on the increasing number of electronic journals, Swets emphasises the need for agents in the current publishing scenario. Read More
Google and science: a common future?
Ed Pentz, Executive Director, CrossRef, has presented a research conducted on Google Scholar, a scholarly search engine. This presentation explains the issues affecting publishers. Read More
The Secret Life of STM Publishing
René Olivieri, CEO of Blackwell Publishing, has discussed the general trends in the merging and pricing policies of STM publishers against the UK market. Read More
Unweaving the Rainbow: Institutional Repositories and other Destabilizing Influences
Ann Okerson, Associate Librarian, Yale University, explains the relationship between publishers and institutional repositories, based on a concluded research. Read More
Do authors demand Open Access?
Dr. Ian Rowlands, founding member of the Centre for Information Behavior and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) discusses a research study on open access. Read More
Do we need Government Intervention?
Peter Banks, Publisher, American Diabetics Association, has concluded that the US National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) intervention into STM content access has failed to meet its aim. Read More
STM Publishing and the UK Government
The UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have detailed on the necessity of intervention of the UK government in STM publishing and content access. Read More
Open Access and STM Publishing
Michael A. Mabe, Director of Academic Relations at Elsevier, has presented the findings of a research that emphasizes the disadvantages of the Open Access movement. Read More
Merits and demerits of RSS
Timo Hanney, Associate Director, New Technology, Nature, explains the merits and demerits of RSS, a machine-readable Web page, in the lines of STM publishing. Read More