Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the British Library, on behalf of the Global Research Council (GRC), hosted a workshop entitled Unlocking the future: Open Access communication in a global research environment in April 2015 to bring together publishers, funders, libraries and other stakeholders from across the world to discuss perspectives on open communication in a [read more]
The Publishing Research Consortium has just published my Peer Review: An Introduction and Guide. Here’s the blurb: Peer Review: An Introduction and Guide (by Mark Ware, published by the Publishing Research Consortium in September 2013) offers a readable overview of the processes used in peer review that assesses its strengths and limitations and looks at [read more]
The Thomson Reuters Forum of industry experts, of which I am a member, recently released a report addressing issues impacting scholarly research and attribution related to research data. The volume of scientific and scholarly research data available is projected to grow by a factor of 44 over the decade from 2010 to 2020, going from [read more]
My review of The Handbook of Journal Publishing, Edited by Sally Morris, Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, Margaret Reich has just been published in Learned Publishing. Here’s a short extract: Sally Morris and her co-authors promise us “a thorough guide to the journal publishing process, from editing and production through marketing, sales, and fulfillment, with chapters [read more]
My review of Academic & Professional Publishing, edited by Robert Campbell, Ed Pentz and Ian Borthwick has now been published in Learned Publishing where it is (currently) freely available . I liked it, a lot: The fact that book publishing deadlines (especially multi-contributor works) sometimes means that the rapid pace of events can overtake some [read more]
STM have just published the third edition of The STM Report: An overview of scientific and scholarly journal publishing, by myself and Michael Mabe. This is a significantly updated and expanded version of our 2009 report – now 100 pages, and it’s free! As you’d expect, the sections on open access and new technologies are particularly heavily revised, [read more]
Scientific, Technical & Medical Information 2012 Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trend Report (with Laura Ricci) Report for Outsell, Inc. (August 2012)
STM E-Books: 2012 Market Size, Share, and Forecast (with Laura Ricci). Report for Outsell, Inc. (June 2012)
Mobile in STM: Case Studies of Accelerating Change (with Laura Ricci). Report for Outsell, Inc. (May 2012)
STM in China: 2012 Market Size, Share & Forecast (with Laura Ricci). Report for Outsell, Inc. (April 2012)
Evolution of the STM Publishing Platform: An Industry Overview and Roadmap (with Laura Ricci). Report for Outsell, Inc. (March 2012)
I have a new report (jointly produced with CEPA for RIN) out today: Heading for the open road: costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly communications. We investigate the drivers, costs and beneﬁts of potential ways to increase access to scholarly journals. The report identiﬁes ﬁve different routes for achieving that end over the next ﬁve years, [read more]
The summary version of a report I wrote earlier this year for Knowledge Exchange on submission fees in open access journals has just been published on the KE website. (pdf) Submission fees, in which an author pays a fee when submitting an article are already quite common in certain disciplines, notably economic and finance journals and [read more]
The Publishing Research Consortium has published a new report by Mark Ware Consulting today: Access by UK small and medium-sized enterprises to professional and academic information From the press release (pdf): Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with 250 employees or fewer, make up 99.9% of UK businesses, and represent 59% of private sector employment and [read more]
Peer review in scholarly journals: Perspective of the scholarly community – an international survey (pdf, 1.4 Mb). A research report for the Publishing Research Consortium (January 2008).
I have just uploaded a preprint of a new article, “Choosing a publishing partner: advice for societies and associations” (pdf), which is due to be published in Learned Publishing in its January 2008 issue.Abstract:For societies and associations seeking a publishing partner, the healthy competition between publishers means that the deals on offer have never been better…. This article, based on the author’s experience as a publisher-turned-consultant advising societies, offers a framework for selecting a partner based on a careful analysis of what the society needs from its publisher in the long term. We conclude that underlying the performance of the best publisher partners are a good understanding of the needs of societies and their journals; a strong service orientation; and an ability to plan strategically for each journal on the basis of facts and data.