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From the 2021 update report

Emerging Challenges: Intro

1. Impact of the Pandemic on Inequities Within the Academic Community, 2. Demand for Faster Scientific Communication Channels, 3. Rising Privacy and Surveillance Concerns in Technology Used by Academic Institutions, 4. Continued Consolidation of the Publishing Industry, 5. The Expansion of “Inclusive Access” Courseware

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In addition to the challenges highlighted in 2020, five emerging challenges merit consideration. Some of these are broad societal issues, while others are more strictly related to academic and knowledge activities.

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.