Tag Archives: Association of American Publishers

AAP StatShot: revenue decline for education and scholarly publishing

(14 Mar 2019) According to the Association of American Publishers StatShot Monthly report, revenues for participating education and scholarly publishers declined in all categories (Higher Education, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Professional Books and University Presses) for January 2019 as compared to 2018. Among them, the revenue of university presses dropped down the most by 24.5%. For more […]


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New report released tracking usage pattern of academic journal articles

(18 December 2013)  The Association of American Publishers reports on an independent study that analyzes the usage pattern of articles published in over 2,800 academic and professional journals. It identifies the “half-life” of journals — the amount of time it takes for articles in a journal to receive half of their lifetime total downloads — […]


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Trade publishers’ net revenue grows 6.2% for calendar year 2012

(Washington, DC, 11 April 2013)   For calendar year 2012, US Trade publishers’ net revenue grew by 6.2 percent as compared to calendar year 2011, according to the Association of American Publishers “StatShot” monthly report for December 2012, released today. The report also showed increases year over year for net revenue in the Trade categories of […]


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The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013

Open access legislation has been introduced to the U.S. Congress. Called The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013, it has some way to go before becoming law. The sponsors of FASTR argue that because tens of billions of government dollars result in tens of thousands of research papers annually – […]


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Publishers and Google reach settlement

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google announced on 4 October a settlement agreement that will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google for its Google Library Project. The dismissal of the lawsuit will end seven years of litigation. The agreement settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on […]


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