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Sustainable Open Access – What’s Next?

Several factors are converging to accelerate the move toward open access

Early last year, I interviewed Richard Gallagher, President and Editor-in-Chief of Annual Reviews about the organization’s rationale for pursuing open access (OA) and details of their Subscribe to Open approach. A few months ago, Lisa Hinchliffe offered us an update on Annual Reviews, providing both an expanded definition of Subscribe to Open and an overview of some of the advantages and challenges of the model.

As more publishers consider this model, it seems like a good time to dive a little deeper into collective action models (of which Subscribe to Open is one) in academic publishing and also to consider why interest in these models might be accelerating.

Is Open Access Gaining Momentum?
Several factors appear to be converging to accelerate the move toward OA. To start, as many publishers made their COVID-related content freely available, participants in the scholarly publishing ecosystem began to question why this content was not open from its inception, adding perceived pressure to move to OA publishing.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Scholarly Kitchen.

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