Last year — which seems a lifetime ago — we partnered with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to co-produce an event in London, our second together, on the changing nature of the scholarly communications ecosystem. We brought stakeholders together to discuss all facets of the sector and to discuss indelible changes underway.

In preparation for our second meeting, we codeveloped a detailed review of the ecosystem. Recently CCC brought it to life, publishing an interactive version on their website. This is the most comprehensive look at all facets of the ecosystem, its facets and players, and the needs of each part of the sector and how they do and don’t align.

The needs of researchers are suddenly front and center. Overlay COVID-19 and the need for speed in discovery has accelerated at a crazy pace. Preprints have taken on new meaning. The need of researchers to collaborate across and between firewalls has become abundantly clear, and the global nature of the pandemic and the need for science to respond also took center stage.

The scholarly communications space is changing rapidly given the needs of funders and researchers, the desire for more open science and open access, and so much more. Pressure on publishers persists. To get a handle on who’s who in this sector and what’s happening, take a look.

And if you’re interested in how to grow, respond, and manage, we are here for you. We did a study on the levers that societies can pull to drive growth in response to changing revenue streams. New adjacencies abound. One thing is for sure: The sector is changing. This was a great collaboration, and the ecosystem map lives on. Give it a visit.

Re-published with permission from Outsell, Inc.


Author: Anthea Stratigos

Anthea Stratigos is a Silicon Valley CEO, wife, mother, public speaker, and writer, among many other passions and pursuits. She is Co-founder & CEO of Outsell.
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