Dan Strempel

Recent Posts by Dan Strempel:

University of California Pressures Elsevier to Bend on Open Access

All eyes in the scholarly professional publishing industry are on market leader Elsevier to see how the company will react to a decision by of a group of prominent University of California faculty to step away from journal editorial boards until the publisher agrees to restart negotiations with the 10-campus system on a new contract for access to Elsevier’ scholarly journals.

Topics: Media Industry Insights Simba Information

STM Publishing and the Rising Threat of Open Access Journals

Scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publishing exceeds $25 billion annually, and its leading competitors consistently post adjusted profit margins that exceed 30%, according to our research at Simba Information. 

However, these same STM publishers are facing disruption in the face of a movement to create open access to the scholarly research they publish. 

Topics: Education Media Industry Insights Simba Information

Scholarly & Professional E-Books Outgrow More Fashionable Trade Cousins

Mention the market for e-books and most folks flash to a vision of fashion-forward urbanites wielding the latest reading device or tablet while sipping a latte in the park.

Newspapers, magazines and bloggers love to discuss consumer e-books—it’s sexier, more connected to leisure, art, culture and how people read these days—but it is not the heart and soul of the e-book market.

Topics: Public Sector Education Media Simba Information