January 27, 2022

Report From 9th International OpenAIRE Workshop on Sustainable Non-APC Open Access (OA) Publishing

From an OpenAIRE Blog Post:
The 9th international OpenAIRE workshop on Sustainable non-APC open access (OA) publishing models took place on February 26-27, 2019 at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. It showcased a range of successful non-APC OA publishing models. A particular focus was on consortia models, assessing their relative strengths and weaknesses, conducting cross-disciplinary analyses of their efficacy in different academic contexts and discussing cost sharing and joint sustainability strategies. 47 scholarly book and journal editors, publishers, librarians and people involved in non-APC publishing participated in the workshop. Together they helped outline the content and structure of the forthcoming report: a roadmap to sustainability through best practice examples and recommendations. The workshop was a combination of presentations and lively discussion groups. Below are some highlights from our discussions, and stay tuned for the Roadmap which is scheduled for release in September.
The workshop report is divided into the following sections:
  • ​​Setting up a non-APC OA publishing initiative
  • ​Sustainability and scaling
  • ​Funding
  • ​Roadmap to sustainability through best practice example
Read the Complete Report/Blog Post
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.