The transformation of the academic publishing market: multiple perspectives on innovation
Ponte D, Mierzejewska, B I, Klein, S
This special issue of Electronic Markets focuses on the transformation of the academic publishing market. This theme falls within the larger topic of the innovations triggered by the digital transformation, which is witnessing an increasing level of academic attention. In recent years Electronic Markets has published a series of editorials devoted to digital transformation in academic publishing: on reviewing (Alt et al. 2015), on self-archiving (Alt et al. 2016a), as well as on quantitative measures in academic publishing (Alt et al. 2016b). A number of other journals have published special issues devoted to investigate a variety of aspects related to academic publishing. 1 This growing interest can be interpreted as the increase of awareness of issues related to both, the academic publishing process and the publishing market, and also as raising need for data supported evidence of current trends and the need for an open discussion about the consequences for all involved in the process of scholarly communication.
Academic Publishing Market; Digital Transformation; Disruptive Innovation