Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
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Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

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Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.
Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics."
Association of American Publishers complains about Cal State librarian who studies popularity of pirated scientific papers. Cal State defends its librarian.
Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.
U of Florida connects its institutional repository to Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform to try to increase the visibility of the university's intellectual work.
Supporters of academic publishing worry about what Northern Illinois U may decide about a small press that punches above its weight in scholarship.
McGraw-Hill Education, after being told maps in a political science textbook were anti-Israel, withdraws the volume and eliminates all copies.
The movement to make scholarly work more accessible has created major benefits, but mandating open access -- and Creative Commons licensing -- restricts authors’ ability to say how, where and by whom their work will be reused, writes Rick Anderson.
Study finds increase in number of new titles -- and their share of all new scholarly books.
The disability studies scholars behind guidelines on accessibility in publishing gain their first endorsement from a university press.
Members of the Association of Research Libraries pitch ideas about the future of the field during the "first inaugural 'hunchery.'" Holograms ensue.
Study suggests open-access journals with questionable peer-review and marketing processes now publish hundreds of thousands of articles a year, a huge jump in only a few years.

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"New Models for Educational Materials" is Inside Higher Ed's new on-demand compilation of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

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Archive

February 20, 2017

Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.

February 7, 2017

The 90-year-old university press will close its doors this year after Duquesne decided to cut its funding.

January 31, 2017

Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.

January 18, 2017

Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics."

August 8, 2016

Association of American Publishers complains about Cal State librarian who studies popularity of pirated scientific papers. Cal State defends its librarian.

August 1, 2016

Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.

May 25, 2016

U of Florida connects its institutional repository to Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform to try to increase the visibility of the university's intellectual work.

May 23, 2016

Supporters of academic publishing worry about what Northern Illinois U may decide about a small press that punches above its weight in scholarship.

March 8, 2016

McGraw-Hill Education, after being told maps in a political science textbook were anti-Israel, withdraws the volume and eliminates all copies.

December 15, 2015

The movement to make scholarly work more accessible has created major benefits, but mandating open access -- and Creative Commons licensing -- restricts authors’ ability to say how, where and by whom their work will be reused, writes Rick Anderson.

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