To help research institutions, their libraries, and library consortia better understand their position in the scholarly publishing market and make strategic considerations regarding their interactions with commercial publishers, the ESAC Initiative has relaunched its Market Watch to inform the broader community of a number of key trends in the demographics and distribution of scholarly journal publishing as it transitions to OA:
- the relevance of publishers for scholars and scientists, as expressed in their share of scholarly articles published,
- the growth of open access via transformative agreements and the impact these agreements have in enabling universal open access to the research articles produced on a local (country) and global (publisher) level, and
- the costs and price points of article processing charges.
Check out the new ESAC Market Watch here.
Also, to help others in their own analyses, the data compiled in the ESAC Transformative Agreement Registry is now available as a download here.