Business intelligence meets scholarly communications

We help publishers and stakeholders in the scholarly communications space to understand their business better and sustainably improve performance. We are experts in strategic analysis and operational analytics, specialising in Open Access publishing and workflow systems. We turn raw data into insight, fast, accurately, and with clarity.

Find out more about our services, explore our blog, and contact us for any inquiries (or just to say hello!).

Services

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Open Access Analytics
Open Access
Diagnostic

Assess the performance of your portfolio, and capture weak areas and trends.

Open Access
Planning

Forecast accurately the future performance of your portfolio.

Open Access
Dashboards

Track performance across various dimensions for day-to-day reporting and for executive-level reporting.

Team & Workflow Analytics
Workflow
Diagnostic

Assess the processing speed of your workflow, and identify issues early and with precision.

Team
Planning

Optimise the size of your team according to multiple parameters.

Workflow & Team
Dashboards

Monitor workflow & team performance regularly and address issues early.

Strategic Planning
Target
Assessment

Understand the performance, course, and risk exposure of publishers and other content providers.

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Tactical
Response

Assess the impact of disruption -from Plan S to COVID-19- on performance and devise your response.

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Long-term
Planning

Devise a long-term strategy in line with a complex and shifting landscape in scholarly communications.

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Testimonials

The work Christos does has real impact. He understands data, he understands academic communications, and he understands business. He has the rare combination of skills of being both obsessive about the numbers and being a great story teller – in short he does analysis that makes a difference, because he understands what the data means AND is able to explain it to you.

Tim Britton

Chief Strategy Officer at Taylor & Francis Group

 

Blog

 

An Early Look at the Impact of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Journals Warning List

On the last day of 2020, the Chinese Academy of Sciences issued the first Early Warning List of International Journals. While it includes just 65 journals, the list disproportionately targets journals that are fully open access (OA) and attract a high volume of Chinese content in absolute or relative terms, notably IEEE Access, several titles published by MDPI, and four from Hindawi. It has been three full months since the Warning List’s release, and the impact is already visible on publication volumes. For example, IEEE Access has had its worst quarter since early 2019 and MDPI’s listed journals are getting less content from China.

As Europe doubles down on OA with initiatives such as Plan S, the Chinese administration, intentionally or not, seems to have chosen a different direction. The Warning List serves to remind that global cooperation among policy makers is just as likely as a policy rift. International publishers who try to accommodate conflicting regional policies may find themselves caught in the crossfire.

 

Few journals, many OA papers

The journals on the list account for a negligible 0.2% of the 26,000 journals that are indexed on Scimago (Scopus data)...

April 2021