Last week we shared our predictions for what will be in store for trade publishing in 2016. This week it’s academic publishing’s turn. This sector is far broader, larger and economically more successful than people outside the industry imagine. It ranges from multinational corporations that publish journals, to the university presses who keep the scholarly monograph going as a content form, and to the professional and association publishers dedicated to sharing information, insight and expertise within distinct professional groups. Yet however different these publishers look from the outside, they face similar challenges as the behaviour of their buyers and readers changes and their funding environment shifts.