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Open access offsetting under construction

Since publishers have introduced the hybrid open access option, there is a constant debate on the “double dipping” issue, meaning publishers charging fees for opening up individual articles despite selling the respective journal as part of a subscription bundle. The new offset deals claim to follow a different approach. Here, open access publishing costs were […]

INTACT website launched

In October 2015, the open access infrastructure project INTACT (www.intact-project.org) has started its work. The project website has now been launched. Funded by DFG, INTACT brings together three already existing initiatives which will now collaborate under one roof: i) The Open APC platform at Bielefeld University Library collects cost information for open access article charges […]

ESAC cooperates with the Open APC Initiative and OA Analytics within the INTACT project

In October 2015, the open access infrastructure project INTACT has started its work. Funded by DFG, INTACT brings together three already existing initiatives which will now collaborate under one roof: The Open APC platform at Bielefeld University Library collects cost information for open access article charges from university and research institutions. The constantly growing dataset […]

German science organisations publish position paper on Open Access

A working Group in the priority initiative “Digital Information” of the German Alliance of Science Organisations has recently launched a position paper on Open Access. The paper aims shaping the underlying conditions for the transition of the current subscription based journal market to Open Access. This includes the determination of basic principles such as market […]

Outsell media business report on Open Access observes lack of robust infrastructure for OA

According to the latest Outsell media business report “Open Access: Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trends” the lack of infrastructure for Open Access transactions is one reason for the predicted decline of growth on the OA market. Outsell estimates that a robust infrastructure will not be in place until at least 2017: “Once open access […]

Case Study published “Management of article processing charges – challenges for libraries”

Max Planck Digital Library published a case study in the UKSG journal “Insights”. The paper describes the individual steps required in order to assume charges centrally for open access publications at the Max Planck Digital Library. Currently, there is a range of potential barriers that may emerge during this process. In order to establish more […]

Max Planck Digital Library published White Paper on Open Access Transition

The whitepaper “Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access” makes the strong, fact-based case for a large-scale transformation of the current corpus of scientific subscription journals to an open access business model. The existing journals, with their well-tested functionalities, should be retained and developed to meet the demands […]

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