« Over the years, many names of new entrants in research workflows and scholarly communication have appeared. These players aim to provide improvements on solutions for existing needs, or address new requirements or unarticulated needs in all areas of the research cycle. What has become of these hopeful new entrants and their products, services, and tools? This Fall, market research was conducted to investigate various questions in this respect:
1. Did they still exist (independently) in 2018?
2. If so, how were they funded and how were they doing?
3. If acquired by 2018, by whom and when were they taken over?
This white paper describes the approach and results of the market research. The underlying data are available from Zenodo. »