Guest Post - The Future of Open Access Business Models:  APCs Are Not the Only Way - The Scholarly Kitchen

peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-10-23


"While there is still life in the APC model, the overall view seems to be  that it is a transitional model which is in decline. What is certain is that if real progress is to be made towards OA without significant damage to publisher revenues (and in consequence academic publishing), greater collaboration will be necessary between major stakeholders. Transformative agreements underpinning such collaborations are the most promising business model to-date in the OA ecosystem; the SPA-OPS report’s accompanying toolkit includes an implementation model and specimen contract templates, and the hope and expectation is that societies will use this to offer transformative agreements from next year...."


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10/23/2019, 17:11

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10/23/2019, 13:11