Developments in Open Access and Scholarly Publishing in an Evolving Global Landscape


Sep 30 | 2020 | 12:30 ET
Developments in Open Access and Scholarly Publishing in an Evolving Global Landscape

In this session, expert panelists discuss emerging open access (OA) business models in the evolving scholarly communications ecosystem. Recently, discussions related to OA have been gaining great attention across the globe, and many publishers are working to identify new ways to serve the scholarly community and disseminate research by exploring new business models beyond the author-pay model using article processing charges (APCs). This session will include a presentation on perceptions of open access among scholars, discuss some of the business models that are being considered by non-profit publishers of journals and monographs, and explore the complexities of some of the more common transformative agreements in development. Lara Mainville will present the results of an extensive survey of scholars in Canada conducted by the Association of Canadian University Presses. Alicia Wise will share the outcomes of an international project entitled Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S and the 27 different OA business models identified during the course of this project. Alicia will focus on the most promising suite of models that can be used by science publishers, and also humanities and social science publishers that repurpose existing funder and university spend to support OA publishing. She will also present a free toolkit with model license agreements that has been developed to support small and medium publishers and will share the outcomes of a number of pilot projects. Michael Donaldson will present on the initiatives that Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) is undertaking to develop sustainable open access business models for its suite of journals. CSP recently completed a model scoping exercise and is conducting a pilot project to test models to support open access journals and to explore transformative models for CSP’s hybrid journals. As scholarly publishers navigate the complexities of an evolving ecosystem, it is key that the scholarly publishing community comes together to share ideas and strategies to keep pace with these changes.

Panel Members:
Lara Mainville, Director, University of Ottawa Press, and President, Association of Canadian University Presses
Alicia Wise, Director, Information Power
Michael Donaldson, Canadian Science Publishing 

Antonia Pop, Vice President, Journals, University of Toronto Press

This webinar is a special open event free for both members and non-members


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