In light of recent efforts to stall OSTP OA policy work in the US without community input, we wanted to use Scholastica's blog to help raise awareness of the latest developments surrounding the Nelson Memo and other emerging global OA mandates and ways scholarly communication stakeholders can get involved to have their voices heard.
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.
At Scholastica, we're working to support journal publishers taking fully Open Access Plan S compliance routes. In this post, we overview steps journals using Scholastica software and services should take to ensure they're fulfilling the latest Plan S guidelines and our features to help.
Dr. Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S, shares his take on major OA publishing milestones up to this point and the essential roles all stakeholders have to play in advancing the principles of the Budapest Open Access Initiative in honor of its 20th anniversary.
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 blog post, the managing editors of the Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research share their experience working with Scholastica to fulfill the current Plan S implementation guidelines, and why becoming Plan S compliant is a primary goal for JHEOR.