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While the open access model seems simple in principle, there are countless implications for journal publishers to consider. One of the most hotly debated issues in scholarly publishing today is article reuse and permissions – what can readers do with an open access article? Allen Press Publisher Peter Burns interviews University of Kansas Dean of… Read more
BY DOMINIQUE SCANLAN Effective January 21, 2018 the United States Postal Service (USPS) will increase mail and shipping rates across the board. Publishers and marketers who utilize mailing services will be affected by these changes. The USPS is not alone in its price increase for 2018. According to the Pitney Bowes blog, FedEx and UPS… Read more
BY WHITNEY LOHRENZ Aries’ annual Editorial Manager User Group Meeting (EMUG) is a two-day event that includes presentations about upcoming features, workshops to identify requests for future releases and general discussion about publishing industry trends. Here are some of the most exciting takeaways from EMUG 2017.
The United States Postal Service has temporarily suspended most mail services to Guatemala. This suspension affects Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI®), Priority Mail International® (PMI®), and First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items. The Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®) service is still available.… Read more
BY TAYLOR FULTON The competition for quality journal manuscripts is at an all-time high, with more journals, fewer international barriers and sleeker author services than ever before. In times like these, what’s a publisher to do? The answer: a timeless classic—marketing. Okay, maybe this is a little biased. As a Publisher with a keen interest (a.k.a. obsession) with great marketing, I tend to… Read more
It’s no secret that member organizations such as societies and associations have been experiencing member attrition for a number of years. In an industry where a decline in members is common, it can be difficult to qualify the success or failure of your own marketing efforts. While the goal of these efforts is ultimately an increase in membership, another helpful tool for… Read more
BY JOANNA GILLETTE On November 17 and 18, the University of Kansas was host to an international symposium, “Envisioning a World Beyond APCs/BPCs.” The event, which was co-sponsored by the University of Kansas Libraries, Open Access Network, Allen Press and SPARC, brought together open access advocates from North America, South America, Africa and Europe. The… Read more
BY PETER BURNS / PUBLISHER During last week’s Charleston Conference—my first—I had a chance to attend several interesting sessions. Here, I would like to provide a recap of just one, a Thursday afternoon session titled “Is Small Beautiful? The Position of Independent Scholarly Publishers in an Environment of Rapid Industry Consolidation.” Three panelists spoke candidly… Read more