Join CCC at NFAIS 2017 Open Access Conference

Join CCC’s Christopher Kenneally, Business Development Director, at the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) 2017 Open Access Conference on October 2-3, 2017 in Old Town Alexandria, VA. On the opening day, Chris will explore the challenges presented to publishers and authors when funders and academic institutions issue mandates and otherwise raise the level of their involvement in the manuscript submission workflow.

As Open Access models have evolved and become more complex – particularly around Article Processing Charges (APCs) – publishers and authors have been left to their own devices to sort out the table stakes of license requirements, VAT, and compliance mandates. Institutional arrangements for paying APCs, sometimes connected to large subscription deals, add further strain to the workflow. To combat these challenges, each stakeholder in the OA publishing ecosystem must have a seat at the table. Chris will share his take on what’s needed to bring order to the chaos.

Don’t miss his presentation, “Take a Seat at the Table: All OA Stakeholders Welcome” during the panel Managing Open Access – Workflows and Pain Points on Monday, October 2 from 4:10 to 5:30 PM.

Stay connected to the conversation by following @NFAISForum and @CopyrightClear on Twitter.

Related Reading: Open Access on the Velocity of Content Blog


Author: Christopher Kenneally

Christopher Kenneally hosts CCC's Velocity of Content podcast series, which debuted in 2006 and is the longest continuously running podcast covering the publishing industry. As CCC's Senior Director, Marketing, he is responsible for organizing and hosting programs that address the business needs of all stakeholders in publishing and research. His reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Independent (London), WBUR-FM, NPR, and WGBH-TV.
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