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:
Caroline Sutton – Taylor & Francis Group (until 2021) Chair
Bekah Darksmith – Public Library of Science (until 2021) Treasurer
Eelco Ferwerda – OAPEN Foundation (until 2020) Secretary
Catriona MacCallum – Hindawi (until 2020)
Stephanie Orphan – Portico (until 2020)
Franck Vazquez – MDPI (until 2020)
Stuart Taylor – The Royal Society (until 2021)
Xenia van Edig – Copernicus Publications (until 2021)
Jennifer Gibson – eLife (until 2022)
Dominic Mitchell – DOAJ (until 2022)
Emma Wilson – The Royal Society of Chemistry (until 2022)
Conflict of Interest statements from Board Members can be found here.