Oxford Open Access Project: "Learned Societies and the Transition to Open Access: Event Report"

Juliet Ralph has published "Learned Societies and the Transition to Open Access: Event Report" in Open Access Oxford.

Here's an excerpt:

As part of last month’s Open Access Oxford week, a distinguished panel of Oxford academics led discussions around learned societies and their transition to Open Access. The event was held in collaboration with Oxford University Press (OUP) and aimed to address issues raised by Plan S. . . .

Prof Freeman closed the event by drawing together the main themes discussed:

  1. Agreement that the move to OA is broadly a good thing, but challenges persist in how we go about it.
  2. The economics of OA remain a major issue, especially around very small societies and publishers. There are opportunities for action within the community of forming consortia to reduce costs and benefit from economies of scale. The matter of ‘not for profits’ making surpluses and where those surpluses are used is a topic for societies to consider. Open Access is not the same as ‘free.’
  3. The sociology, history and structure of disciplines differ, for example in the scale of their funding/grants


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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.