January 28, 2022

Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group Releases Draft Principles for Sustainable Scholarly Publishing

From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries:

The Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group’ interim report features an overview of the current landscape for scholarly publishing in Canada, as well as draft principles that characterize a sustainable scholarly publishing model for Canada. The principles will form the basis for a future model framework for Canadian scholarly publishing.  They characterize a successful solution as one that is non-profit, high quality, made-in-Canada, flexible and adaptable, with maximum openness, and which builds on existing strengths.

The Working Group hopes to stimulate discussion in Canada and beyond, and welcomes feedback on this document, in preparation for its upcoming work. The final report will propose a model framework and recommendations for the Canadian scholarly publishing sector as a whole, as well as specific points about journals, monographs, and new scholarly forms.

This Working Group was developed by CARL’s Advancing Research Committee, and corresponds directly to several of the key activities listed in CARL’s Scholarly Communication Roadmap, released earlier this week. More information about theCanadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group can be found on the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ website.

The multi-stakeholder working group includes scholarly publishers, academic libraries, funders, and researchers.

Direct to Full Text Report (8 pages; PDF)

See Also: Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Publishes “Scholarly Communications Roadmap”

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