One of the reasons that OASPA exists is to identify ways in which publishers can work together to promote “best practices for maintaining and disseminating OA scholarly communications”. Last year, several OASPA members started to explore how they might work together in the area of article metrics. Their reasoning was that such metrics would be… Read full article >
Providing appropriate and accurate attribution for works that inform and inspire scholarship is core to Open Access. And, as the prevalence of particularly Creative Commons licenses grows, publishers have a valuable role to play in supporting our authors and readers in effectively navigating the complexities of whom to attribute, when, and how. OASPA has therefore… Read full article >
OASPA is pleased to welcome Nature Publishing Group as a member of the Association. Last month NPG announced that Nature Communications will go open-access only, offering the CC BY 4.0 license by default. NPG also offers an open access option for 73 of their journals, with 38% of research articles published by NPG last year immediately open… Read full article >
The second release of the pocket-size “HowOpenIsIt?®” Open Access Spectrum (OAS) guide is now available for download and use. This resource is designed to help authors, research funders, government agencies and institutions to determine scholarly journals’ degree of openness based on a standard definition of Open Access. To standardize the core components of Open Access… Read full article >
OASPA’s 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing was hosted by UNESCO at their headquarters in Paris, 17-19 September 2014. You can download the slides from the conference via the OASPA website: http://oaspa.org/conference/presentations-coasp-2014/ Recordings of the presentations will also be made available on this page as soon as they are ready.