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Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017

  • August 2014
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  • Simba Information
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  • 61 pages

In today’s global market, it’s more important than ever to understand the changing dynamics of academic publishing. Rely on Simba Information’s Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017 to build your growth plan for this year and beyond.

This report explains the origins of the open access movement, gives a timeline for its development, but most importantly, for the first time Simba Information quantifies open access’ position as a fast growing subsegment of scholarly journal publishing. Simba used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to develop a financial outlook for open access journal publishing including leading competitors’ performance through 2014 and market projections through 2017. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for scholarly and professional publishing.

Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017 contains separate chapters covering the market, key competitors, and issues and forecast that include:

Simba’s exclusive analysis of market size and structure
Revenue and market share rankings of 10 leading global publishers
Title and article growth metrics
A profile of the top ten open access repositories
A breakdown open access publishing in key geographic regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
A discussion of the market for non-English-language open access publishing
Analysis of mergers and acquisitions
Simba’s exclusive market projections to 2017 and more
Publishers and investment professionals can trust Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017 to provide the inside intelligence needed to evaluate growth potential, understand trends affecting the industry, and size up the competition.

Examples of some of the issues discussed include:

The future of open access megajournals
The impact of open access in social science and humanities
Examination of green, gold and hybrid models
Open access, peer review and questions of credibility
The impact on smaller publishers
Long-term implications for costs across the OA ecosystem
Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017 is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the business strategies driving the scholarly and professional publishing industry.

Simba has a knowledge base from more than 20 years worth of perspective on these markets. This is not a static industry. It’s one that’s affected by rapid changes in technology, the economy, mergers, partnerships and public policy and library budgets. Simba’s experienced analysts and daily on the ball coverage is the bedrock for these reports.

Table Of Contents

Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017
Methodology
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Open Access Publishing Market
Introduction
Origins of a Movement
Timeline
Open Access Definitions and Publishing Models
Open Access Journals
Gold
Green
Hybrid
Megajournals
Article Processing Charges
Other Sources of Support for OA Articles
The Open Access Ecosystem
Public Funding Agencies
National Institutes of Health
European Research Council
Research Councils UK
The Welcome Trust
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Institutional Mandates
Market Size
APC Journals Revenue
Other Journals OA Revenue
Other Measures of Market Size
Open Access by Discipline
Open Access by Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Rest of World
Language
Table 1.1: Timeline of Open Access Publishing, 2000-2014
Table 1.2: Open Access Publishing Market, Various Metrics, 2011-2013
Chapter 2: Leading Open Access Publishers and Repositories
Introduction
Leading Open Access Publishers
Springer Science+Business Media (including BioMed Central)
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Competitor Overview
Recent Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Hindawi
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
John Wiley and Sons
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Elsevier
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Holtzbrinck (including Frontiers)
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Copernicus
Competitor Overview
Recent Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
MDPI AG
Competitor Overview
Recent Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Wolters Kluwer (including Medknow)
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Informa Cogent
Company Overview
Recent Company Performance
Open Access Publishing Strategy
Others in the Hunt
Open Access Repositories (Green Archives)
arXiv
Chinese Academy of Sciences
CiteSeerX
Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard
ePrint
PubMed Central
Redalyc
SciELO
SSRN (Social Sciences Research Network)
Mergers and Acquisitions in Open Access Publishing Market
Table 2.1: Leading Open Access Publishers Share, 2013
Table 2.2: Leading Open Access Publishers, 2011-2013
Table 2.3: Notable Open Access Repositories
Table 2.4: Notable Open Access Publishing MandA Activity
January 2008 - June 2014
Chapter 3: Issues Facing Open Access Publishing and Forecast
Introduction
Issues Facing Open Access Publishing
Open Access is Not Done Evolving
Every OA Publisher is Facing a Credibility Problem of One Type or Another 42
Leading OA Publishers Branded as Predatory
Peer Review Is a Particular Target for Criticism
Not Every Journal is Amenable to Open Access Gold
Megajournals Have Driven Much Recent Growth, But the Future Is Unclear
OA Could Be Expensive and Inflationary — Then What?
Managerial Challenges
Authors in Charge
Destructive Market Forces
Open Access Publishing Forecast
Introduction
World Economy and Exchange Rates
Open Access Will Capture a Significant Share of Emerging Market Research 50
Authors Will Be Educated About Good and Bad OA Journals
Mandates Will Increase and They Will Work
Major Publishers Will Play a Large Role in OA
OA Articles Published Per Year Will Continue to Grow
The Humanities and Social Sciences Will Be Accomodated
APCs Will Rise Slowly
Forecast of Leading Publishers
Table 3.1: Open Access Market Forecast, Various Metrics, 2014P-2017P
Table 3.2: Leading Open Access Publishers, 2013-2014P

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