Author Archives: Stephanie Krueger

The “Open Access Wars”: An Academic Publishing Synopsis

Recent developments, including University of California developments, clearly explained together with a historical synopsis of the academic publishing industry: This is a story about more than subscription fees. It’s about how a private industry has come to dominate the institutions … Continue reading

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Alternative to Beall’s: Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

Rick Anderson has written a review of one alternative to Beall’s List: the subscription resource Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist. Anderson’s conclusion: Overall, I find the Cabell’s Blacklist product to be a carefully crafted, honestly managed, and highly useful tool for … Continue reading

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UC Slides: Blueprint for Negotiations

Mackie-Mason, Waibel, and Willmont from the University of California system teamed up to present their Blueprint for Negotiations at CNI on April 8. Power up the slides at:

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It’s All About Content “Leakage”: Analysis of the UC Elsevier Deal

Roger Schonfeld once again provides an excellent analysis, this time on the drivers of recent Elsevier deals: …California, through its cancellation, has nevertheless maintained its position unambiguously. It does not need ongoing journal subscriptions through ScienceDirect. Put another way: A major … Continue reading

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University of California System Terminates Elsevier Agreement

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Interview with Randy Schekman about Plan S

Nature interviews open-access pioneer, Nobel Prize winner, and cell biologist Randy Schekman (UC Berkeley) about Plan S: There will be a shakedown in the business. Some journals will lose out. Publishing is not a static business — the advent of the … Continue reading

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Helpful Summary of Plan S Discussion Themes

There is enthusiasm and support for the overall goals of Plan S; however, there is also a great deal of concern about the implementation guidance and the very real possibility of negative unintended effects. Hinchliffe, L. J. (2019). “Taking Stock … Continue reading

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…& Clarivate Merging with Churchill Capital Corp. & Going Public

Together, they will call themselves “Clarivate” and become listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Full press release

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Hot Off the Presses: Projekt DEAL Signs Agreement with Wiley

From the press release: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW-A and JW – B), a global leader in research and education, announced today a countrywide partnership agreement with Projekt DEAL, a representative of nearly 700 academic institutions in Germany. … Continue reading

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DORA Top 10 for 2018; London OA Community Spreadsheet

DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Advancement) has listed ten favorite advances made by the international research/researcher evaluation community for 2018. The London OA Community is attempting to make deciphering publisher open access (OA) policies easier, summarizing current problems in … Continue reading

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