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 of 21st century research, while the underlying payment streams undergo a major restructuring.
A large-scale OA transition will strongly increase the need for efficient workflows. Publishers and institutions need to work together on this while business models are changing.
The paper can be accessed at http://dx.doi.org/10.17617/1.3.