The evolution of digital has already led to significant developments within the publishing industry. New products, metrics, and notably business models have all had impact on scholarly communication, but what more changes can and should take place?
Over the past year, Palgrave Macmillan has undertaken a number of surveys to explore the publishing consumption behaviours of the market. Questioning over 1000 researchers across humanities and social science, the surveys reveal insights into publishing requirements as well as the still existing publishing boundaries - from the dominance of widely-accepted formats of articles and monographs, to interdisciplinary research, publication times, pricing flexibility and beyond.
This presentation will share the survey results and ask all stakeholders to consider what further boundaries we should be breaking in order to better meet the needs of the research community.