A recent article by Graham Stone (Jisc) and Kai Geschuhn (MPDL) published in the British library journal UKSG Insights highlights the outcomes of two workshops organized by the Efficiencies and Standards for Article Charges initiative (ESAC) in 2016 und 2017. The paper makes the case for stronger engagement of libraries and consortia when it comes […]
Due to a public access request, vsnu publishes the major contract points including cost details for 8 out of 10 of their open access agreements: http://www.vsnu.nl/en_GB/public-access-request
As a result of our workshop in March, ESAC today releases a reference document reflecting a “Joint Understanding of Offsetting” of the participants.
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Vortragsfolien zum Thema Open Access Transformation, präsentiert auf den Open-Access-Tagen in Zürich. Open Access ist machbar!
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 […]