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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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Richard Gallagher
President & Editor-in-Chief @Annual Reviews
I am President & Editor-in-Chief of Annual Reviews, an independent nonprofit science publisher of review journals and one of the world’s prized repositories of scientific knowledge. We are currently working on strategies to develop the Reviews as a public resource by converting them to open access, and through the publication of Knowable Magazine, a popular, freely accessible digital science publication aimed at the general public.
Martin Eve
Co-Founder @Open Library of the Humanities and Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birbeck, University of London
Martin is well-known for his work on open access and HE policy, appearing before the UK House of Commons Select Committee BIS Inquiry into Open Access, writing for the British Academy Policy Series on the topic, being a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Access Steering Group, the Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group, the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation advisory board, the California Digital Library/University of California Press’s Humanities Book Infrastructure advisory board, and the HEFCE Open Access Monographs Expert Reference Panel (2014), the Universities UK OA Monographs Working Group (2016-). Martin is also an Executive Board Officer for punctum books, a Plan S Ambassador, and co-founded the Open Library of Humanities.
Sara Rouhi
Director, Strategic Partnerships @PLOS
Sara Rouhi is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at PLOS focusing on developing new business models for sustainable, inclusive open access publishing. She previously managed business development at Digital Science for both the Altmetric and Dimensions platforms. She volunteers for SSP's Education Committee and ALPSP's North American Steering Committee amongst others. She was the recipient of the SSP's Emerging Leader award in 2015 and writes and speaks frequently on metrics, open access, and diversity in scholarly communications. She's a comedian and improviser in Washington DC and tweets all things politics, open science, improv, and #scholcomm on Twitter @RouhiRoo.