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.
Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment.
Plan S has injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the debate about transformation to full and immediate open access, but what are we missing in our focus on the minutiae of compliance? How do we ensure that implementation ensures a more equitable system for all?
Read-and-publish? Publish-and-read? A primer on transformative agreements by @lisalibrarian.
History as a discipline has a history of responding to Open Access Initiatives. What can we learn from this history of history that could push faster, farther toward collaboratively designed and implemented OA?
Plan S implementation guidance has not provided reassurance to anxious society publishers
Mixing subscription content and open access content in hybrid journals has done little to accelerate the flip from subscription to OA. Angela Cochran explores the creation of mirror journals to comply with new OA mandates and supply a more sustainable model for moving toward OA.
In yesterday’s “Ask the Community (and Chefs)” post, librarians and people involved in various ways in journal publishing shared their thoughts about how to increase equity in open research. Today’s responses provide researcher perspectives and reflections on the wider enabling landscape for open access and open research.
A look back at ten years of open access posts and ten years of progress on The Scholarly Kitchen.