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From Supermarkets to Marketplaces — The Evolution of the Open Access Ecosystem

by Managing Director

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 15:45 PM

Open access (OA) is undergoing yet another metamorphosis. So far, the space has been dominated by author-pays (via Article Processing Charges – APCs) models, both hybrid and “pure”. And while funders like Wellcome and the German Research Foundation are reviewing their policies – many of them a decade old by now – it is becoming […]

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Matthew Ismail Interviews Sven Fund, Managing Director fullstopp, Knowledge Unlatched – Part 2

by Managing Director

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 17:59 PM

Matthew Ismail: What is driving the open access movement in Europe and how did you decide that is where you’re going to move?   Sven Fund: I think funders have been the most important drivers, not researchers, at least not in the humanities and social sciences at large. To me, that is the reason why […]

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Matthew Ismail Interviews Sven Fund, Managing Director fullstopp, Knowledge Unlatched – Part 1

by Managing Director

Posted on September 07, 2017 at 15:52 PM

Matthew Ismail: Well, let’s just start then and ask you where were you born, in East or West Germany? I assume it was before 1989? And what sort of profession did your parents have? Sven Fund: I was born in the very western part of the country, close to the Dutch border between the cities […]

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Academic Self Publishing – Transparent, Fair, Independent

by Managing Director

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 09:04 AM

Self-Publishing has truly changed the role of authors in publishing. Alike, in academic publishing, Open Access has set off a liberation of researchers: Authors have many options apart from just choosing different publishers. Along the whole publishing process, they can choose according to their skills and interest which tasks they want to take on themselves […]

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fullstopp offers publishers support for investing in start-ups: fullstopp strategic investments

by Managing Director

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 09:20 AM

fullstopp offers an innovative new advisory service to media companies which aim to invest in start-ups. fullstopp strategic investments relies on the experience in both leadership and consulting of investors as well as investing in a successful portfolio itself. The expert consulting board of the new fullstopp branch comprises of international executives and decision makers.

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fullstopp advises Rauch family in selling Böhlau publishers

by Managing Director

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 09:50 AM

Böhlau and Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Merge Publishing Business Berlin, 20.09.2016. Böhlau publishers (Vienna and Cologne) are being sold to Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, the family publisher from Göttingen. Dr. Sven Fund, fullstopp’s Managing Director, has advised the owners of Böhlau, Dr. Peter and Johannes Rauch, in the preparation and the execution of the transaction.

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Der Brexit: Nullius in Verba

by Managing Director

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 08:32 AM

Unsicherheit treibt die globale Vernetzung weiter voran Britische Verlegerinnen und Verleger waren in ihrem Votum klar: Die weit überragende Mehrheit hatte sich einen Verbleib ihres Landes in der Europäischen Union gewünscht, angeführt von der leidenschaftlichen Pro-Europäerin Dame Gale Rebuck. Gleiches galt für Forscherinnen und Forscher, nur wenige fanden sich auf der Seite der Befürworter eines […]

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fullstopp invests in innovative Journal of Medical Insight

by Managing Director

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 11:32 AM

The Berlin-based company fullstopp invests into the Journal of Medical Insight (JOMI). The online platform is a publication of high-quality surgical videos that works with top university hospitals around the world and was founded by Nikita Bernstein.

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Knowledge Unlatched – Scaling Up In 2016

by Managing Director

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 10:02 AM

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce that it is expanding and scaling up. There will be several announcements over the next few months about KU’s greatly expanded new collections.

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