The ongoing transition of scholarly publishing to full and immediate Open Access is a process that requires all stakeholders to adapt.
Alignment amongst research funding organizations, publishers and research performing organizations – with their research communities, their libraries and library consortia – is particularly needed to enable smaller independent publishers to transition to open access publishing models. These publishers are highly valued by the research community for their activities in promoting excellence in research, for the scholarly communication services they provide, and for the key role they play in ensuring a diverse, open scholarly publishing landscape.
Transformative arrangements – including Read & Publish and Subscribe to Open as well as other innovative models – can provide a scalable, sustainable, and revenue-neutral way for publishers to transition to full and immediate Open Access. However, to ensure that smaller independent publishers can do this we must manage risks related to their size and scale. We, the undersigned, will work together to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency and to support the transition of smaller independent publishers to sustainable, equitable, immediate Open Access publishing models.[…]
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has signed an Expression of Interest for the Open Access 2020 (OA2020) Initiative, a global initiative led by the Max Planck Digital Library with the goal of unlocking scholarly journals from subscription publishing systems and transitioning them towards open access models.
Swiss E-Book Forum 2018 29 November, 2018Hamburg, Germany Kai Karin Geschuhn talked about the meaning and impact of the Open Access transformation on libraries. Agenda (in German)
Open Access in Thüringen 23 October, 2018 Jena, Germany Kai Karin Geschuhn talked about OA2020 and how to effectuate the Open Access transition in Germany. Agenda (in German)