Rapid market consolidation doesn't have to be the only way forward in the OA movement for scholarly societies. Examples of independent society publishers successfully implementing new OA models in the wild provide valuable insights and inspiration for others to follow suit.
Transformative Agreements are emerging as one of the most promising routes to transition scholarly journals to open access models, but developing them can be challenging for smaller publishers. In this blog post, Megan Taylor and Lou Peck of The International Bunch share some tips to help.
Erich van Rijn, Director of Journals and Open Access at the University of California Press, discusses how he and his team are starting to incorporate Agile methods into publication planning to mitigate risk while testing new journal models.
The Microbiology Society was one of the first small publishers to commit to transitioning from subscription to OA publishing in response to Plan S. In this interview, Gaynor Redvers-Mutton, the society's head of business development & sales, discusses how they rapidly developed a Transformative Agreement.
In this interview, Director of Publications Marketing and Sales at the American Physiological Society, Stacey Burke, shares how APS is working to educate authors about open access publishing options.