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MENA barriers to open access publishing

Academic publishing is undergoing dramatic changes, with growing support for open access and increased desire for online learning and e-resources pushing a complete rebuilding of publisher revenue models. Covid-19, by emphasizing the critical relevance of online access to research, has likely accelerated the movement toward a greater digital focus in… Read More

Staying open to open science needs

One of the challenges inherent in developing a content hosting platform is also one of the challenges that open science frequently finds itself faced with: there is no one-size-fits-all. As a platform provider, strive to design and deliver technology that meets and exceeds industry standards, offering publishers the benefits of… Read More

How Do We Address Information Overload in the Scholarly Literature?

Information overload is a common problem. It is not a problem of the Internet age, and it is not specific to scholarly literature, but the growth of preprints in the last five years presents us with a proximal example of the challenge. Preprints are the most visible implementation of the… Read More


White Papers

Harnessing Science for a Sustainable Future: Narrowing the Policy, Research, and Community Divide

This white paper presents key takeaways and recommendations from a virtual conference held last year that brought together policymakers, government representatives, UN officials, and leading researchers from over 100 countries around the world to discuss the role of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how to better integrate… Read More

How scholarly publishers can use Agile methodologies to respond to change more effectively: New White Paper (

As the rate of evolution in the scholarly communication landscape continues to accelerate, how can journal publishers become more readily adaptive? The answer to that question may start with changing the way they approach project management. This new white paper from Scholastica explores how implementing principles of Agile project management,… Read More

Researchers at the Centre: Content Discoverability, Visibility, and Access

In March 2019, Springer Nature and ResearchGate entered a unique partnership to explore new ways for researchers to share content. The goal was to combine Springer Nature’s expertise in publishing high-quality research with ResearchGate’s online platform of millions of scientists, and deliver a better experience for the communities served by… Read More



Elsevier in China – a brief

Paul M. Evans, Vice President of Elsevier, China, has given a brief on the STM publishing industry, his company's proposed activities in China and ethical publishing standards. Read More

Andrew Berin, US Health Sciences Journals, Elsevier, on open access

Andrew Berin, Publisher of US Health Sciences Journals at Elsevier, made a presentation on open access at The Anchasl Spring 2005 Meeting held on April 1, 2005 at Wesley Long Community Hospital. The presentation examines the functions of open access journals, the role of commercial publishers, the rights of the… Read More

Developing country access to on-line scientific publishing: Sustainable Alternatives

Carol Priestley made a presentation on access of developing countries to scientific researches published. Read More


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STM Week - Innovations Seminar; STM Solutions Seminar; STM Day

Knowledgespeak is a leading online STM publishing news aggregation service reporting on all developments within the Scholarly publishing industry, including open access, author support, peer review, etc. . OntoSpeak is a part of Knowledgespeak that caters to the taxonomy, thesauri & ontology and semantic publishing segment.