Format issues, reading on a screen, the future of PDF and alternatives as more scholarly publishing is born digital and distributed online-only
Publishing outside of current publishing structures; scholarly blogging?; what do we need journals for? 73 things publishers do
What will be the effect of future funder mandates and campus OA resolutions?
Why such a slow transition? This article from Oct. 4, 2013 Science special issue proposes some answers: Scholarly Communication: Cultural Contexts, Evolving Models: "individual imperatives for career self-interest, advancing the field, and receiving credit are often more powerful motivators in publishing decisions"
Special issue of Nature, March 28, 2013. After nearly 400 years in the slow-moving world of print, the scientific publishing industry is suddenly being thrust into a fast-paced online world of cloud computing, crowd sourcing and ubiquitous sharing. Long-established practices are being challenged by new ones – most notably, the open-access, author-pays publishing model. In this special issue, Nature takes a close look at the forces now at work in scientific publishing, and how they may play out over the coming decades.