The Future Of Academic Publishing: Revolution Or Evolution?
Published 2018 · Computer Science, Sociology
Key points Concerns about a crisis in monograph publishing date back to at least the 1990s, and for traditional journal publishing at least a decade. Two key trends behind concerns over book and journal models are pressures on funding and the emergence of open access. Despite predictions of a revolution, the academic publishing sector has proved remarkably resilient in adapting to market changes. Whilst showing some support for ‘open science’, even early career researchers remain committed to traditional publishing models. The growth in scholarly collaboration networks and in sharing across traditional boundaries is the more likely disrupter of traditional publishing.