Open Access Must-Reads: Summer 2019

Copyright Clearance Center is excited to share the Summer 2019 edition of the “Open Access Must-Reads” series – a thoughtfully curated selection of important articles from the past few months that expound upon “can’t miss” developments in the world of Open Access.

cOAlition S Releases Revised Implementation Guidance on Plan S Following Public Feedback Exercise

cOAlition S

“Today cOAlition S releases revised guidance on Plan S implementation which has been approved by all coalition members.”


ALPSP Response to cOAlition S Revised Implementation Guidance


“ALPSP is glad to see specific mention of Learned Societies and the Wellcome-UKRI-ALPSP Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S project in the updated Plan S Rationale.”


Berlin deal ‘sets scene for world’s most comprehensive OA agreement’

Research Information

“Springer Nature has signed a memorandum of understanding with MPDL Services, on behalf of Germany’s Projekt DEAL, which the organisations describe as setting the scene for the ‘world’s most comprehensive open access agreement’.”


What are the major considerations for authors to publish on a journal?

United Academics Foundation

“Open access is important for research and researchers. However, how indispensable open access is for researchers and research? The survey conducted by Ithaka SR (a consulting firm for non-profits) attempted to answer this very question.”


The future of scientific publishing

BJS (British Journal of Surgery)

“The advent of social media, more recently the focus and emphasis on open access publishing, and now the unprecedented creation of open access journals, have led to many challenges and also potential opportunities for publishers, authors and even editors of established scientific journals.”


A resilient and optimistic community: My first time at the ARMA conference, Belfast 2019

Research Consulting

“Our destination was the 2019 ARMA Conference, which this year explored the themes of ‘prosperity and resilience in research management.’”


Negotiating with scholarly journal publishers: A toolkit from the University of California

University of California

“A North American framework for creating transformative change in the scholarly publishing industry based on initial insights from the University of California’s 2018-19 negotiations with Elsevier.”


Data without borders

The Lancet

“On July 10, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee released a report criticising the lack of political leadership in digitisation across all sectors of the UK Government.”


No Free Lunch — What Price Plan S for Scientific Publishing?

The New England Journal of Medicine

“What would you do if you thought that something — say, a specific business model — stood in the way of scientific progress, and you had created an alternative model that you believed would be both less expensive and more beneficial for the advancement of science and society? You would probably test your new model to see if it worked. Open access publishing was such a new, aspirational idea in 2001.”


Guest Post: Evaluating Open Access in a Consortial Context

The Scholarly Kitchen

“As several recent announcements and initiatives have shown, Open Access (OA) negotiations between libraries and publishers are complex, in a constant state of flux, and provide little predictability — and OA models and negotiations within library consortia contain complexities all their own.”

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Author: Jennifer Goodrich

As Director of Product Management at CCC, Jen Goodrich leads the development and evolution of CCC’s transactional licensing services as well as its RightsLink® for Scientific Communications platform, an innovative e-commerce platform that automates the payment and collection of article publication charges (APCs) for open access content. Her current focus includes helping publishers codify and implement their transformative agreements (such as Read and Publish, Publish and Read and Pure Open Access) with institutions and funders, as the scholarly communications ecosystem migrates from traditional subscription publishing to open access publishing. Jen and the RightsLink team work closely with publishers, authors, manuscript management systems, standards organizations as well as academic and funding institutions to ensure the platform meets the needs of all open access stakeholders.
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