Philadelphia, PA (December 8, 2016) – Delta Think, a consulting and advisory firm focused on innovation and growth in scholarly communications, announced today the debut of Delta Think Investigations, a set of execution-focused, data-driven analyses of relevant and timely topics in scholarly communications. Investigations will offer actionable insights to support users in their own discovery process, along with foundational facts about the market and its behavior. The first Delta Think Investigation focuses on Open Access.


“In working with diverse groups from large multibillion-dollar organizations to small member-focused societies and associations for more than a decade, we have noted time and time again how difficult it is for most to assemble and maintain data to drive decision-making,” said Ann Michael, CEO and President of Delta Think. “We determined that an unbiased, expertly curated resource that supports industry stakeholders in their discovery process would greatly benefit the community, and Delta Think Investigations are designed to be just that.”

Today, Delta Think releases the first component of the Open Access Investigation with a summary report titled The Evolving State of Open Access. It delivers a thorough analysis of the market, derived from extensive data collection, normalization, and in-depth review by an unbiased source. It features detailed insights on:

• The Open Access market size today
• An assessment and evaluation of Open Access business models
• Detailed reviews of market drivers and disrupters

Later this month, Delta Think will beta release the interactive web-based version of the analysis as well as access to its underlying data, including the ability to download data. These additional resources, offered in a tiered access model, will allow users to explore the data and analysis at their own pace.

“Engaging with the vast range of conferences, workshops, reports, opinion pieces, and in-depth studies around Open Access, it is easy to get bogged down in detail,” said David Prosser, RLUK Executive Director. “The Delta Think Open Access Investigation provides valuable insights to stakeholders navigating this ever-changing market … and a much-needed resource for supporting informed and timely decisions in the challenging Open Access market.’”

This initial analytical market snapshot is now available for purchase. Users may also subscribe to the Open Access Investigation to make full use of the interactive analysis and updates.

For more information on Delta Think Investigations or to purchase/subscribe/learn more about the Open Access Investigation, visit us at

Delta Think is a consulting and advisory firm focused on strategy, innovation, and growth in scholarly communications and association management. Our expertise includes market research and intelligence, enterprise and product-related digital strategy, new product ideation and development, enterprise, web and publishing technologies, and business and technology change implementation. Delta Think has worked with dozens of major commercial and non-profit scholarly societies and associations as well as educational publishers as they clarified their business objectives, gained insight into their customers’ needs, defined their digital strategy, built their product and services portfolio, implemented new tools and technologies, and developed new skills and expertise. We help organizations manage to change.