Currently, the most commonly discussed models are green open access and gold open access based on article processing charges (APCs). These models each have their pros and cons, but are not the only possibilities. New models are now emerging that could optimise existing arrangements and put forward new ones. During the current transition period towards universal open access, the European Commission wishes to collect information about alternative and new open access publishing models.
The presentations given during the workshop can be found on this page.
- Keynote speech: Jean-Claude Guédon, University of Montreal - Open Access: A litmus test of scientific publishing and its business plans
- Public and institutional approaches
- Abel L. Packer, SciELO
- Ramón B. Rodríguez (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), Revistas CSIC
- Caroline Edwards, Open Library of the Humanities
- Panayiota Polydoratou(Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki), Data Journals
- Paul Ayris, UCL Library Services / UCL Press
- Rebecca Kennison(K|N Consultants), Network Partnership approach
- Testing the waters with alternative business models
- New deals with scholarly publishers
The feed used during the workshop was #AlterOA. The event was fully webstreamed.
A discussion on the future of open access publishing was also launched on the new Digital4Science platform. Please join and participate to the ongoing debate.
On the day on the "EC Workshop on Alternative Open Access Publishing Models: Exploring New Territories in Scholarly Communication", two statements on open access publishing were released.
- 'Commissioner Moedas and Dutch Secretary of State Dekker call on scientific publishers to adapt their business models to new realities'
- 'Christmas is over. Research funding should go to research, not to publishers!'. In this statement, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) calls upon universities, research institutes, research funders and researchers to sign a statement on open access.
- Press release by VSNU 'Linguists to Publish Journal Articles in ‘Fair’ Open Access'
The report of the event is available.