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Beyond APCs: Exploring new, more inclusive business models for open access publishing
Authors-pay models have served as an invaluable first step to fully open scholarly communication, but they exhibit inherent biases and shortcomings --appropriate for some fields, institutions, and regions, and exclusionary for many others. This panel will feature three diverse non-profit publishers that are exploring more inclusive non- APC open access models: Open Library of Humanities (OLH), Annual Reviews (AR), and PLOS (Public Library of Science). The unique market pressures and opportunities requiring innovation for each of their open access business models will be described. All three publishers have worked closely with researchers, libraries, and funders to ensure that their approaches are collaborative and transparent. Sara Rouhi from PLOS will share first steps into collective action models partnering with consortia and libraries. Martin Eve of OLH will describe the Library Partnership Subsidies model that is tailored to open access publishing in the humanities. And Richard Gallagher will summarize AR’s “Subscribe to Open” initiative to convert tolled access publications to open access, including an update on the 2020 pilot programme. Attendees of this panel are encouraged to evaluate these approaches for their library or business and to bring new models for open access to the conversation.

Richard Gallagher Annual Reviews
Martin Eve Birkbeck, University of London and OLH
Sara Rouhi PLOS

Apr 9, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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