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Global Open Access Journal Publishing Markets 2018-2022 - Examination of Green, Gold, Hybrid and Membership Models


Dublin, Sept. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Open Access Journal Publishing 2018-2022" report has been added to's offering.

In today's global market, it's more important than ever to understand the changing dynamics of scholarly and professional publishing. Rely on the publisher's Open Access Journal Publishing 2018-2022 to build your growth plan for this year and beyond.

This report explains the origins of the open access movement, gives a timeline for its development, but most importantly, the publisher quantifies open access' position as a fast growing subsegment of scholarly journal publishing. The publisher used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to develop a financial outlook for open access journal publishing including leading competitors' performance through 2018 and market projections through 2022. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for scholarly and professional publishing.

Open Access Journal Publishing 2018-2022 contains separate chapters covering the market, key competitors, and issues and forecast that include:

  • Exclusive analysis of market size and structure
  • Revenue and market share rankings of 10 leading global publishers
  • Title and article growth metrics
  • A breakdown of players in the open access ecosystem including public and private research funders.
  • A breakdown open access publishing in key geographic regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
  • A discussion of the market for non-English-language open access publishing
  • Analysis of mergers and acquisitions
  • Exclusive market projections to 2022 and more

Publishers and investment professionals can trust Open Access Journal Publishing 2018-2022 to provide the inside intelligence needed to evaluate growth potential, understand trends affecting the industry, and size up the competition.

Examples of some of the issues discussed include:

  • The competition among open access megajournals
  • Examination of green, gold, hybrid and membership models
  • Open access, peer review and questions of quality and impact
  • The impact of piracy on the transition to OA
  • Traditional publishers' strategies and growing market share
  • OA's impact on big deal subscription model
  • Rise of predatory publishers
  • The role of OA mandates in this evolution

Key Topics Covered:


  • Definition of Open Access Journal Publishing
  • Scope of the Report
  • Sources of Information
  • Methodology for Projecting/Estimating Results

Executive Summary

  • Introduction
  • What is Open Access Publishing?
  • Key Facts & Trends
  • Author Processing Fees Account for 2017 Sales of $494 Million
  • OA Journals Less Than 5% of Journal Sales, but Get All the Buzz
  • Millions of Open Access Articles Published, Growing More Than 6.5% Per Annum
  • Springer Nature Remains the Largest OA Journal Publisher
  • Traditional Publishers Climbing OA Market Share
  • PLOS Tumbles, Effectively Displaced by Scientific Reports and Nature Communications
  • Medicine and Life Science Are the Largest OA Journal Market
  • Open Access Is Global
  • Open Access Journal Publishing Consolidates
  • Open Access Remains Controversial

Open Access Journal Market

  • Introduction
  • Key Developments in Open Access
  • Open Access Definitions and Publishing Models
  • Open Access Journals
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Hybrid
  • Megajournals
  • Article Processing Charges (APCs)
  • Institutional Memberships

The Open Access Ecosystem

  • Public Funding Agencies
  • National Institutes of Health
  • European Research Council
  • Research Councils UK
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • Institutional Mandates
  • Market Size
  • APC Journal Revenue
  • Direct Support
  • Premium Services
  • Memberships
  • Offset Agreements
  • Other Measures of Market Size
  • Open Access by Discipline
  • Medical & Biosciences
  • Scientific & Technical
  • Social Science and Humanities (SSH)
  • Open Access Publishing by Geography
  • Language

Leading Open Access Journal Publishers

  • Introduction
  • Leading Open Access Journal Publishers
  • Springer Nature
  • RELX
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS)
  • Hindawi
  • Frontiers
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Informa PLC
  • De Gruyter

Trends & Forecast

  • Introduction
  • Trends in Open Access Publishing
  • Springer Nature's Megajournals Knock PLOS One off its Perch
  • Black Open Access (Piracy) Dents Green & Gold Open Access
  • Traditional Publishers Climbing OA Journal Market Share
  • Librarians Complain Hybrid Journals Are Double Dipping
  • Big Deals Incorporating Open Access Issues
  • Institutional Memberships, Important to Some Publishers
  • Open Access Journals Have Citation Impact
  • The Number of Gold OA Articles Will Continue to Grow
  • APCs Will Continue to Rise
  • OA Mandates Will Be Enforced
  • Support for Gold OA Works
  • OA Publishers Continue to Address Peer Review Concerns
  • More Journals Continue to Convert from Subscription to Open Access
  • Open Access Publishing Forecast
  • Introduction
  • World Economy and Exchange Rates
  • Forecast Leading Publishers

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