Category: Transitions to Open Access

Inner Court of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Avenue N., Seattle, Washington, USA, May 12, 2012 | © Courtesy of Can Pac Swire/Flickr. 0

As Support for the Plan S for Open Access Ramps Up, Global Scientists Draw Attention to its Risks and Possible Implications

Whereas the British Wellcome Trust and the American Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation increase the financial heft of the Plan S by almost 30%, scientists from research and educational institutions in Europe and around the world have publicly expressed their concerns that this Open Access initiative may have severe negative consequences for the scholarly publishing system.

Ronald Tutor Campus Center, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA, September 19, 2015 | © Courtesy of Ken Lund/Flickr. 0

Despite the Non-Profit Push for Gold Open Access, Publishers’ Transition to Open Science Involves Reservations

Vested interests and insufficient sustainability may slow the international progress toward Gold Open Access, as a standard for the publication of scientific articles, despite philanthropic funding, even though in the European Union policy-based mandates...

Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, March 31, 2012 | © Courtesy of Nicole June/Flickr. 0

Europe’s Journal Subscription Deals are Slow to Include Article Processing Charges into their Open Access Provisions

A recent research report sheds light on reasons for recent stand-offs between European universities, research institutions and large international publishers, as extant journal subscription contracts overwhelmingly fail to cover article processing charges publishing in...

Delft, South Holland, Netherlands, September 19, 2012 © Courtesy of দেবর্ষি রায়/Flickr. 0

Open Access Offers Financial Sustainability, as Publishers Increasingly Combine Article Publishing and Access in Deals

For research university libraries faced with dwindling budgets and rising costs integrating Open Access into their journal subscription can assist with negotiating better contract conditions, especially since recent studies suggest that academic faculty consult...