Williams juggles demands of changing academic markets at home and overseas

Williams juggles demands of changing academic markets at home and overseas

The dramatic changes facing academic publishing in the past 18 months make it an “interesting” time to be leading a publishing company, says Emerald Publishing c.e.o. Vicky Williams: “Intellectually, you are very stretched, all the time, in terms of which way to go.” Plan S has been accelerating the move to Open Access, and there has been pushback from academic institutions against how publishers want to do business sparking high-profile “no-deal” withdrawals, such as the University of California’s wholesale cancellation of Elsevier subscriptions.

Williams, who took the top role at the Yor...

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