Independent advice and support to learned societies and associations in all matters related to publication of their scientific journals.

Journal Development

Improve performance of your journal...
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Contract Evaluation

Review of journal publishing agreement terms... read more

A New Journal

Launching a new journal requires preparation... read more

Tender/RFP

Finding the right publisher for your journal... read more

Value for Members

Journal viability and growth... read more

Contract Evaluation

Societies and associations from time to time negotiate journal contracts with a new publisher, or renew the existing agreement.

The contract evaluation is demanding a great deal of time and knowledge of the ways publishers, universities, libraries and individuals trade together.

Over the years the internet has created a variety of distribution scenarios with complex pricing structures, added values, copyright issues, etc. We can help you tap correctly into new digital revenue streams from your journal.

Contract evaluation includes financial and economic overview at present, expectations for the future and recommendations for improvement in agreement terms.

An evaluation of journal agreement terms may be supplemented by briefing the society/association and editor about open access, copyright issues, business models for online publication, and editorial policies.

 

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