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Ithaka S+R Initiates New Study on E-Monographs

Ithaka S+R Initiates New Study on E-Monographs

May 2024

Announced in a blog post on May 21, 2024:

Ithaka S+R is pleased to announce a new research study to explore and assess the current state of scholarly monograph publishing in humanities and social sciences disciplines, as well as in STEM disciplines, across the US, UK, and Europe, with support from the Mellon Foundation. The project will analyze the market fit of various models within the academic e-book sector to understand how these models are functioning for their consumers. Our analysis will particularly examine the needs of academic libraries, which not only represent a primary market for publishers at universities but also serve as critical links between authors and researchers.

The project, with an anticipated publication date of late spring in 2025, will offer a critical analysis of the existing models and will propose innovative directions for future development. As part of this research, Ithaka S+R will conduct a series of targeted interviews with various stakeholders and would welcome feedback from interested librarians or publishers. 

The Ithaka blog post offers additional details, referring those with an interest in participation to Tracy Bergstron, Program Manager, Collections and Infrastructure.