How should Scholarly Societies transition to Open Access?
Presentation | 23 July 2019
The OASPA Open Scholarship Webinar Series focused its 6th webinar entirely on Scholarly Societies and Open Access publishing. Aileen Fyfe, University of St Andrews, set the scene: when and why did scholarly Societies get involved in publishing, what changed their mission in the 20th Century and what choices do they face now? Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director of The Royal Society (the first Society to publish a scientific journal) showcased what the Royal Society is doing and discusses how societies might work together towards a common goal. Our own Alicia Wise of Information Power revealed the latest from the ‘Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S’ (SPA-OPS) project, commissioned by Wellcome, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). Then Rachael Samberg, UC Berkeley Library, introduced a group of like-minded individuals from libraries, academic institutions, publishers, and consortia who have organized to provide support and advocacy for Learned and Professional Societies called ‘Transitioning Society Publications to Open Access (TSPOA)’.
Webinar, slides, and links to recommended reading now available on the OASPA website.