Global initiatives in open are decentralized and disconnected, lacking researcher input and buy-in. An “opens solutions” approach can both embrace and leverage that diversity, ensuring that it all contributes to the greater whole.
Unpacking each word — rights, retention, and strategy — enables understanding what this policy is and how it functions within the Plan S compliance framework.
Can community-action publishing prove to be a viable alternative to market-based publishing?
If we are truly committed to a more equitable and resilient system of scholarly communication, we need to look beyond diversity programs and understand how this watershed moment requires us to reexamine everything, including strategy and business models.
In support of Open Access Week, we asked our community how we can achieve equitable participation in Open Research. Today, part 2. Come share your views!
In support of Open Access Week, we asked our community how we can achieve equitable participation in Open Research. Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow. Come share your views!
Open access, scholarly publishing, business models, and sustainability. The past is prologue. The present is complex. @lisalibrarian provides SSP a primer.
How will we meet this moment of global crisis? The Internet Archive breaks glass.
A university does not have to “sole source” procurement of publishing services — they could be bid. How might an RFP and bidding process affect transformative agreements and library strategy?
Here are some takeaways from last week’s Academic Publishing in Europe meeting, from Chefs who were there (either physically or virtually).
Giving authors a choice between submission fees and APCs has numerous benefits
A recent opinion paper by Richard Poynder @rickypo offers analysis and prognostication with regard to the current state and future prospects of #openaccess and the open access movement.
For years humanists have been pointing to the real advantages of openness and accessibility, and the real costs of rigid, monolithic open access policies. The Royal Historical Society studied the landscape for Plan S compliance and the implications for UK historians.
The conversation around open access has shifted from “should we?” to “how are we going to?” The failings of the author-pays model are becoming increasingly evident. Finding better models is proving to be both urgently necessary and extremely difficult.
Jasmin Lange from Brill suggests a path forward for open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences.