Welcome to the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA.

OASPA offers a forum for bringing together the entire community of Open Access journal publishers.

Our mission is to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.

Through a shared interest in developing appropriate business models, tools and standards to support OA publishing, we can ensure a prosperous and sustainable future to the benefit of our members and the scholarly communities they serve. OASPA would like to thank SPARC Europe for its support during our initial phase of operation.

Keep up to date on OASPA via our Blog

We hope you will join us as an OASPA Member!


Register now for the inaugural OASPA Asia Conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 2nd & 3rd June 2014.

OASPA is pleased to announce that the 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) will be hosted by UNESCO at their Paris Headquarters from September 17th – 19th, 2014.  Further information will be posted on the Conference page as it becomes available.

Recordings from the first four COASP meetings are available at the following links:

COASP 2013 (Riga, Latvia) – Recordings and Slides are available to download

COASP 2012 (Budapest, Hungary) - Recordings and Slides are available to download

COASP 2011 (Tallinn, Estonia)

COASP 2010 (Prague, Czech Republic)

COASP 2009 (Lund, Sweden)