11 STARTUPS IN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING. : This short video by John Bond of Riverwinds Consulting looks at 11 Startups in Scholarly Publishing.
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Hi there. I am John Bond from Riverwinds Consulting and this is Publishing Defined.
Today I am going to look at eleven startups in publishing.
Publishing is changing rapidly and most of the innovation will likely come from startups and not from the traditional large publicly-held companies, unless they buy a startup.
Startups are challenging to define and more challenging to identify what is a is not one. Because of the more conservative nature of some parts of scholarly publishing and the slowness to adopt new models, I will stray into trade publishing sometimes since their successes will inevitably affect scholarly publishing long term.
The focus of many of the changes in scholarly publishing center on the open science or open access movement. In trade, self-publishing has led to many changes and to some of the same freedoms provided by open access.
The startups that are making noise are concentrated in the areas of software solutions, creating communities or social networks, finding new distribution models, utilizing interactive or game based approaches, and crowdsourcing and/or open sourcing.
Here is a random look at some companies changing publishing:
Scholastica was founded in response to a growing need in academia for a faster and more efficient way to peer review and publish scholarly journals. Scholastica gives editors the tools they need to easily manage and publish advanced peer-reviewed journals at more affordable costs. They are making research available to a wide audience, and actively cultivating a platform and a community around open access publishing.
PeerJ is an open access peer-reviewed scientific mega journal covering research in the biological and medical sciences. They aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience, and providing authors with a publication venue for the 21st Century.
The Winnower is an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. They believe in transparency from start to finish in scientific communication. Their publishing platform and journal offers traditional scholarly publishing tools such as doi’s (or Digital Object Identifiers), permanent archiving, Altmetrics, PDF creation, and more; all in the effort to enable discussion of topics across all areas of intellectual inquiry, whether in the sciences, humanities, or other areas.
ScholarGram is an open and free academic publishing platform for publishing; and turning scholarly works including thesis, dissertations, research papers, project reports, conference proceedings and journals into print and eBooks.
Knowledge Unlatched is working with libraries and publishers to create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books and secure long-term cost savings for their own institutions by sharing the costs of making Humanities and Social Sciences monographs available on a Creative Commons license. They believe libraries can help to ensure that good books and journals continue to be published and that the core-outputs of the humanities and social sciences are not left behind in the shift to Open Access......
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