eLife joins the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
eLife, publisher of the new open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, adds its weight to the international association and advocate for open-access publishers.
Established in 2008, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is the only industry association exclusively committed to the interests of open-access (OA) publishing – which makes published content freely and immediately available online with a license to use and reuse material without restriction. OASPA helps OA publishers by helping to set standards, advance new business models, promote innovation, and representing members in international matters of policy. The organization is an active advocate in open-access policy developments such as those within the UK, Europe, and internationally.
According to eLife Executive Director Mark Patterson, “eLife is proud to be a member of OASPA. It’s a critical and exciting time for publishers as we build the means and mechanisms to translate the long-established subscription-based system to comprehensive open access. We look forward to working with our partners in this growing coalition to help shape the next era of research communication.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.