Doing the Charleston

cc_logo_headerA blog from Linda Treffinger, Sales Director, Business Development

Attending the Charleston Conference is a right of passage in the scholarly publishing industry. Over the years I’ve planned panels, scheduled meetings, but something always got in the way of my actually going to the Conference.  So it was with some pleasure that I attended the 36th annual meeting in Charleston this year.  Continue reading

HighWire Publishers’ Meeting highlights: How publishers are making use of Impact Vizor

HighWire Publishers’ Meeting highlights: How publishers are making use of Impact Vizor

The 2016 Fall HighWire Publishers’ Meeting took place this past September in Washington DC, bringing together representatives from publishers across the spectrum of scholarly communications for three days of presentation and discussion. One of the highlights was a panel – ‘The Many Pragmatic Uses of Impact Vizor’ – where three publishers presented ways in which Impact Vizor has been used to answer questions about their journal program and make more informed strategic decisions. Continue reading

Biomedical publishers adapt workflows with CHORUS to deliver on funder requirements

Biomedical publishers adapt workflows with CHORUS to deliver on funder requirements

A guest post by Susan King, Executive Director, Rockefeller University Press and Chair, Board of Directors, CHORUS

I’ve been honored to serve as Chair of the CHORUS Board of Directors since its inception.  CHORUS has been around since 2013 when publishers began working closely with funding agencies to create sustainable public access to published, peer-reviewed content.  A not-for-profit service, CHORUS enables and tracks an increasing number of publicly available articles reporting on research across disciplines, funded by US and global federal agencies and foundations. Our cost-effective approach guides publishers as they integrate existing standards, identifiers, best practices, and open APIs to adapt workflows to monitor compliance at multiple agencies and help authors to more easily fulfill the diverse requirements.

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Data, What is it Good For? Success…that’s what

Our world is driven by data. You may THINK that you decided to buy a new blue sweater at the mall last Thursday, but in fact the retailer analyzed data that drove marketing that ultimately lead you to purchase that sweater at the specific time and place that you bought it. Like it or not, it’s a fact of (business) life.

Data drives every aspect of other businesses, and of course we use it in ours as well after all, scholarly publishing is as much a business as it is a service to science. But are we using data enough; do we have the right data; and are we looking at the results in a meaningful way? Continue reading

Tiered pricing using the HighWire ‘Shop for Journals’ model

It’s likely that you’ve only recently settled on your pricing for 2017 – but is your approach ensuring your subscribers are getting the best value for their money, and are you realizing the potential for growth with new customers? A tiered pricing structure can help with both. Continue reading

Using Impact Vizor to shape a new journal

I’ve written about Impact Vizor before , and some of the opportunities it helps you identify for your journal program. As with the full suite of Vizors, Impact Vizor has been designed around the idea that a better view of your data can help you make better decisions, but today I’d like to delve a little deeper into how you might go about using these in a specific business context. Continue reading

Three Essential Ingredients for a Great Web Site Launch

Maya Sommers, Senior Project Manager, PMP, CSM

When an organization decides to invest in a new website for a journal or journal program, we share in their excitement for delivering a great, new experience for readers. The process of creating the website – from concept to launch – also needs to be a great experience for the publisher. Continue reading