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In academic publishing, we have all seen the major transitions that have taken place in the industry over the last couple of years. From the need to become more data-oriented to becoming more adaptable with social  media, scholarly publishing is progressing to more personalized as well as efficient approaches. However, many overlook the fact that such trends also have a vital impact on research as well. With research being an immensely important process for academia, we explore some of the trends we have observed. Increasing Role of Technology As the number of research facilities increase, various technological trends are consistently present as well. Softwares are becoming a crucial aspect of research. On average, majority research facilities have at least three ...

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Are Startups the Future of Scholarly Publishing? (Part 2) image

In our previous blog, we explained how startups are changing the dynamics of scholarly publishing. In the second part of this post, we explain how academic publishing is further advancing through startups. Funding We are usually exposed to the methods and procedures of research, however, we often forget that funding is also a component in which many face challenges. However, impressive startups have solutions to these obstacles. Startups such as PetriDish.org and Experiment, using the concept of crowdfunding, bring in funds for research by networking with graduate students and other scholars. Accommodating Open Access Open access has been gaining acceptance among many publishers and institutions. In order to supplement the rise of open access, startups have been pivotal to the ...

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Do you know who and where are your customers? Here are three trends to watch for… Anyone who has read various articles on academic publishing is aware how the industry is often associated with being ‘out of touch’.  With technological developments and social networking on the rise, it is crucial that academic publishing should adapt with the latest trends in order to stay on top of customer needs. From the rise of e-books and mobile device usage to publishers taking a more interactive approach in terms of data provision, academic publishers need to deal with various areas in order to be updated with their customers’ needs.  With educational institutions being quick in adapting to latest trends and techniques, academic publishing ...

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