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In 2019, Insights will be exploring the future of scholarly communication. We are interested in how new infrastructure and technology will change the scholarly communication landscape and better enable direct connections between research funders, institutions and researchers.

We are also considering what a post-Big Deal environment might look like and what this means in terms of the skills information professionals – in libraries, publishing houses and in the organisations providing services to them - will need to develop as the landscape changes. In addition, we are interested in inclusivity and the impact of initiatives to improve inclusion within the sector.

We welcome submissions in the form of opinion pieces, research papers and case studies on these subjects:

  • research infrastructure and technology
  • the role for libraries and publishers in a post-Big Deal environment
  • skills for information professionals
  • inclusivity in the community and particularly tangible results people are seeing from their drive for inclusivity on their chosen measure


Insights is a peer-reviewed journal which aims to support UKSG's mission to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication.

Meet the Insights Editorial Board

Why Publish in Insights?

Our editorial aim is to inform and stimulate debate about topical issues and provide a forum for debate. All articles are open access and have a wide and international readership across scholarly publishing and academic libraries. We publish continuously and provide a timely and supportive service to our authors.

Publication Frequency

Articles accepted for publication in Insights are published continuously throughout the year. This allows us to promote the articles at an individual level, which raises their profile for our entire readership.

Open Access Policy

Insights provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons licence agreement. Our authors do not pay APCs, these are supported by UKSG.

Author Guidelines