As well as the recording above, please find the panelists’ slides and responses to attendee questions below.
Date: 23 May 2023
Time: 4.00 pm UK (BST) / 3.00 pm UTC / 5 pm CEST
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At its launch in 2018, cOAlition S announced that its members would, for a “transition period,” fund open access fees for journals covered by “transformative” agreements. That move helped to establish read-and-publish deals as the leading OA business model, despite criticism that the agreements prop up the author-pays APC system. The same author-pays business model has, despite this opposition, also gained traction to fund the publication of OA books (through BPCs).
As cOAlition S recently communicated, the transition period is ending; beginning in 2025, funders adhering to Plan S will no longer support the agreements. What is more, a growing chorus of stakeholders, including the Ivy Plus librarians in the US and a coalition of UK-based researchers, are calling for an alternative, collective funding model for OA. At the same time, collective funding experiments as well as conditional open models (such as Subscribe to Open)—in which neither authors nor readers pay—are reporting promising results around the globe.
This webinar features perspectives on the emerging landscape of collective and conditional open models from publishers and will be followed this year by a second webinar focusing on the perspective of funders.
The webinar will be chaired by Raym Crow of SPARC and Chain Bridge Group. Panellists: Vivian Berghahn of Berghahn Books, Evgeniya Lupova-Henry of Quartz OA and Judith Fathallah of Lancaster University. With thanks also to Demmy Verbeke of Leuven University for organising this webinar.
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Panelist Presentations: Vivian Berghahn, Evgeniya Lupova-Henry and Judith Fathallah
Responses to attendee questions
Raym Crow is a Senior Consultant with SPARC and principal of Chain Bridge Group, a consultancy that provides publishing and sustainability planning services to scholarly and professional societies, university presses, and other nonprofit publishers. Crow specializes in designing funding models capable of supporting open resources. He has been the principal architect of multiple open access models, including ‘Subscribe to Open’ (with Annual Reviews), PLOS’s Community Action Publishing, and ‘Direct to Open’ (with MIT Press). His current work supports scholarly and scientific publishers in assessing and implementing Subscribe to Open offers and other effective alternatives to APC-based models.
Vivian Berghahn @vberghahn
Vivian Berghahn is Managing Director and Journals Editorial Director at Berghahn Books. In addition to overseeing the journals division at Berghahn, her managerial responsibilities include advancing a range of company initiatives, including open access, and the strategic development of its overall 00 publishing program. With over 20 years of experience in academic publishing, she has served on the AAP-PSP Committee and ALPSP Council and is currently on the Advisory Board for the OA Book Usage Data Trust.
Judith Fathallah @JudithFathallah
Dr. Judith Fathallah is a Research and Outreach Associate at Lancaster University and Research Fellow at Coventry. She has worked with the COPIM on the creation and launch of the Open Book Collective, and on communal forms of governance. Her research interests include new media, media convergence, digital literacies and fan and subcultures in addition to Open Access publishing.
The OBC website is www.openbookcollective.org and the Twitter is @OpenBookCollect
Ámbar Tenorio-Fornés (they/she/he) is a free software developer and researcher. They are the founder and director of Decentralized Academy Ltd, and they lead the development of the blockchain-based software Decentralized Science (funded by LEDGER European Project) and Quartz Open Access (funded by Grant for The Web program). Currently works as PI for DAFNE+ European Project on blockchain based models for the Cultural and Creative Industries communities. Their PhD studied decentralized governance tools for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. Their previous research and development experience includes participation in the European Projects P2P Models and P2Pvalue. They have been visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster and Kozminski University. Their experience developing decentralized web tools includes Teem , SwellRT, Decentralized.science, and Quartz Open Access using technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS.
Evgeniya Lupova-Henry @QuartzOA
Evgeniya Lupova-Henry is a Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands. She is also a Strategy and Research Manager at Quartz OA – a project building a more economically sustainable and fair approach to Open Access academic publishing. Evgeniya’s research interests include sustainability transitions of regional clusters and innovation ecosystems, as well as the role of novel technologies, such as blockchain, in driving fairer and more sustainable business models.
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