OASPA Board Members are appointed via an annual election process and serve for a term of 3 years. The OASPA By Laws state that at least half of the number of board members must consist of representatives of members who obtain at least fifty per cent (50%) of their income from activities related to the publication of fully Open Access journals and fully Open Access books. Further details regarding the appointment of OASPA Board Members can be found here.
Board Members meet regularly both online and in person to discuss and direct the activities of OASPA to ensure our mission and purpose is fulfilled. As well as meetings, Board Members take an active role in the running of the association, which includes their participation in or assistance with events, committees and working groups.
The following individuals are recognised as members of the OASPA board:
Jennifer Gibson – Dryad (until 2023) Chair
Bekah Darksmith – Public Library of Science (until 2024) Treasurer
Dominic Mitchell – DOAJ (until 2025) Secretary
Juan Pablo Alperin – Public Knowledge Project, PKP (until 2023)
Catriona MacCallum – Hindawi (until 2023)
Lara Speicher – UCL Press (until 2023)
Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei – punctum books (until 2024)
Rod Cookson – IWA Publishing (until 2024)
Lucy Oates – Oxford University Press (until 2024)
Sara Bosshart – The Royal Society of Chemistry (until 2025)
Catherine Mitchell – California Digital Library (until 2025)
Conflict of Interest statements from Board Members can be found here.