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The Changing Journals Landscape - UCT Emerging Researchers Programme seminar

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  • 1. The Changing Journals Landscape
  • 2. From Transactions to PLOSOne...
  • 3. From Transactions...• The nature of the early journal community• Blog writers?• Constraints of the medium
  • 4. The growth of the commercial journal• From 17th to 20th century, mostly society and independent journals• Post war, the information society provides opportunities for commercial players• Consolidation - now 4 companies dominate
  • 5. The ‘journals crisis’• A captive market• Price increases• Increase in journal numbers and ‘bundling’• Impact factors and control of evaluation of scholarship
  • 6. The internet - scholarship goes digital • Growth of digital • Linking and interoperability • Web 2.0 and community building (Nature) • ‘Freemium’ models • Adding content adding value
  • 7. Quote Timmo Hannay
  • 8. The emergence of Open Access• The Budapest Initiative - quote
  • 9. Growth of OA• OA journal business models• Comparative growth figures - subscription journals and OA (SOAP study)• Commercial OA journals• OA and the developing world
  • 10. OA and impact• Debate on whether OA increases impact
  • 11. Digital Humanities• Journals and books• Research funding and affordability• Linking data
  • 12. PLOSOne - a disruptive model• Broad cross-disciplinary• Splitting of technical and impact peer review• Linking of supplementary content• Article as part of research in progress• Commercial journals following this trend
  • 13. Where to now?• OA goes mainstream - but transitions are difficult• Protests against bundling• Altmetrics• Review of peer review