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Open Access Analytics
Assess the performance of your portfolio, and capture weak areas and trends.
Track performance across various dimensions for day-to-day reporting and for executive-level reporting.
Team & Workflow Analytics
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Monitor workflow & team performance regularly and address issues early.
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Assess the impact of disruption -from Plan S to COVID-19- on performance and devise your response.
Devise a long-term strategy in line with a complex and shifting landscape in scholarly communications.
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.
Chief Strategy Officer at Taylor & Francis Group
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)...