Alternative Open Access Publishing Models: Exploring New Territories in Scholarly Communication
" ... The Commission held a workshop3 on 12 October 2015 in Brussels to collect information about the alternatives to Green and Gold open access, including how the alternatives work, how they have evolved, whether they work well, and what challenges they don’t manage to tackle. The workshop was addressed by Jean-Claude Guédon, a professor of comparative literature at the Université de Montréal and an expert in open access publishing, and Roberto Viola, Director-General of DG CONNECT, as well as librarians, academics and publishers who presented their novel publishing models. The Commission also encouraged discussion beyond the walls of the workshop, by webstreaming the event and encouraging comments there and on Twitter (#AlterOA), and, since the workshop itself, on the Digital4Science platform, which is still open for comments and discussion on alternative open access publishing models. This report synthesises the presentations and discussions from the workshop on 12 October 2015. It should not be understood as a transcript of proceedings, but rather as an analysis of existing trends and issues relating to alternative open access publishing models. Brief summaries of the individual presentations are available in the annex ..."