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Appendix: Intro

Underlying market trends highlighted in 2019 continue unabated.

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The Landscape Analysis of 2019 highlighted the substantial stagnation of the subscription revenues of scholarly journals and, in parallel, the visible rise of scholarly open access revenues and the continued decline of the US courseware market, where the rise of digital revenues is insufficient to compensate the accelerated decline of print revenues.

In the original Roadmap, we identified three classes of action. We’ve provided additional actions that could help accomplish the twin goals of supporting near-term viability while laying the groundwork for future strategic initiatives.

About the authors

Portrait of Claudio Aspesi

Claudio Aspesi

A respected market analyst with over a decade of experience covering the academic publishing market, and leadership roles at Sanford C. Bernstein, and McKinsey.

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

SPARC is a coalition of academic and research libraries that work to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.