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.
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.