The Changing Journals Landscape - UCT Emerging Researchers Programme seminar

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The Changing Journals Landscape - UCT Emerging Researchers Programme seminar

  1. 1. The Changing Journals Landscape
  2. 2. From Transactions to PLOSOne...
  3. 3. From Transactions...• The nature of the early journal community• Blog writers?• Constraints of the medium
  4. 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. 5. The ‘journals crisis’• A captive market• Price increases• Increase in journal numbers and ‘bundling’• Impact factors and control of evaluation of scholarship
  6. 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. 7. Quote Timmo Hannay
  8. 8. The emergence of Open Access• The Budapest Initiative - quote
  9. 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. 10. OA and impact• Debate on whether OA increases impact
  11. 11. Digital Humanities• Journals and books• Research funding and affordability• Linking data
  12. 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. 13. Where to now?• OA goes mainstream - but transitions are difficult• Protests against bundling• Altmetrics• Review of peer review

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