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.
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.
The report of the event is available.