January 28, 2022

New Journal Article/Case Study: “Five Principles to Navigate a Bumpy Golden Road Towards Open Access”

The following article was recently published by Insights (a UKSG publication).


Principles To Navigate A Bumpy Golden Road Towards Open Access


Matthijs van Otegem
Erasmus University, Netherlands

Sofie Wennström
Stockholm University, Sweden

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen
National Library of Finland & President of LIBER

Insights ,31, 16 .
DOI: 10.1629/uksg.403


The publishing ecosystem of the future will be built on several models such as offsetting agreements as well as various open access publishing channels. The LIBER Open Access Working Group has issued five principles to support libraries in their efforts to negotiate offsetting deals as they move towards full open access to research information. This article describes why the five principles were created and the underlying considerations and limitations encountered while working on them.

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