The Winning Move for Open Access at London Book Fair 2017

CCC was a proud sponsor of the London Book Fair again this year (March 13-16, 2017), one of the most influential content marketplace events in the world.  If you missed the four engaging and informative CCC- led panel discussions at the Fair, you can catch up by watching the video or reading the transcript from each panel.  The other panels are:

Watch it now: The Winning Move for Open Access

I think that the library and academic communities have been very grateful for those publishers who have experimented with different APC-offsetting forms. There are some extremely large publishers who have refused completely to engage with us on issues of offsetting, which is very, very disappointing. – David Prosser, Executive Director, RLUK

As open access continues to gather momentum, compliance the tracking and reporting requirements of funders and institutions have proven a challenge. The push is on, not only to drive out costs, but also to move toward automation and scalability. Ideally, integrated workflows that leverage standards and best practices can help to build an open, sustainable infrastructure. Through innovative approaches that create a seamless workflow, publishers, funders, and institutions hope to make a market together.

Learn more about the panel participants

  • Caroline Burley, Journals Operations Manager, Publishing Services & Production, for the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • David Prosser, the Executive Director of RLUK, the representative body for the UK’s leading research libraries.
  • Brett Rubinstein, Head of Business Development and Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) Sales at IOP Publishing, a leading scientific society promoting physics and with a worldwide membership of around 50,000.
  • Amanda Ward, Head of Program Management for the Open Research Group Business Operations at Springer Nature.


To read the transcript of the panel discussion, click here.


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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