OASPA is a diverse community of organisations engaged in open scholarship with a mission to encourage and enable open access as the predominant model of communication for scholarly outputs. Our membership includes scholar-led and professional publishers of books and journals, across varied geographies and disciplines, as well as infrastructure and other services. We are a trusted convenor of the broad, global spectrum of open access stakeholders and a proven venue for productive collaboration. In our work we develop and disseminate solutions that advance open access and ensure a diverse, vibrant, and healthy open access community. Activities are overseen by the Board of Directors who are each elected by OASPA’s Members for a 3 year term.
To ensure that we continue to represent the very best in open access publishing, OASPA has a rigorous application review process for organisations wishing to join. Applications are judged against a set of strict membership criteria by a Committee comprising several Board Members.
Every year OASPA holds a conference which brings together policy makers, funders, library information specialists and key figures in the open access publishing community. This event provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of information, and for highlighting best practices and innovation within the industry. We also hold a series of webinars on key topics in OA publishing which are made available to the wider community.
News and updates from OASPA, together with information on developments in the scholarly publishing industry, are regularly posted on OASPA’s blog.