Today’s scientific practice makes data the first territory for analysis and publishing becomes the rich context for cross referencing and interpretation. Scholarly publishing practices, editing and publishing in general have been shaped by the printing press and later on fashioned by the launch of the scientific journals starting in 1665 with the Philosophical Transactions by the Royal Society. Trends are mounting towards a self-publishing model, let that be under a known editorial label or in a self-sustained environment under university’s press umbrella or by the help of online free existing tools and services. All of the practices lend themselves to one purpose: being indexed; emerging as valuable contributions. This paper samples the existing trends and reports findings concerning emerging tools, services and business models.