Over the past decade the needs of scholarly journals have transformed rapidly as digital publishing and open acccess have induced wide-ranging changes to the publishing industry.
As new Open Access policies come into effect, traditional publishers have not met the needs of journals or subscribers to make publications freely available. Conversely, the cost for subscribers and authors continues to increase despite customer dissatisfaction.
Authors, journals and subscribers are in search of new approaches to scholarly publishing that reduce operating costs and meet the requirements of Open Access.
Demand for higher quality
Data and code publication requirements are increasing in correspondance to the need for better reproduceability.
More rigourous review workflows are needed to meet the demands for increased transparency.
The flexibility to experiment with new workflows (triple blind, collaborative review, etc.) is needed to allow for alternative approaches to peer review.