This article by Eti Herman, John Akeroyd, Gaelle Bequet, David Nicholas, and Anthony Watkinson presents an up-to-date portrayal of the greatly changed landscape of scholarly journal publishing and identifies the emerging trends characterizing it. The article posits that journal transition can be seen as falling into three categories: enhanced models of the traditional scholarly journal, innovative models of the traditional scholarly journal and possible alternatives to the traditional journal. This review shows that each of the models identified makes contributions to enriching the reporting and showcasing of scholarly output. This study on the evolution of serial publications, and more particularly on the transformations of scientific journals, was commissioned by the ISSN International Centre as part of a reflection on the new multi-year development strategy of ISSN International Centre for the years 2020 to 2024.
IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section and IFLA Committee on standards have issued a call for papers for IFLA WLIC 2020. More information available at https://2020.ifla.org/conference-programme/calls-for-papers/ .
COPE has released a discussion document about predatory publishing (https://publicationethics.org/predatory-publishing-discussion-document) which contains recommendations to help researchers pinpoint fake scientific journals. COPE advises researchers to search the ISSN of the publication in the ISSN Portal and verify if the ISSN is genuine and has not been assigned to another serial publication.