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What Do OA Agreements Entail?

From Research to Publication: A Researcher’s Guide to Open Access

February 24, 2023 (Past Event)

A Series of Researcher-Centric Webinars

Maybe you’re brand new to the publishing process, maybe you’re not. But we can all agree that the world of academic publishing is becoming increasingly complex.

We invite you to join us for an engaging series of webinars where we put the researcher in the spotlight. During the sessions, we’ll do 360-degree deep dives into the concept of Open Access and address all types of OA questions and concerns to help you, as a researcher, feel more educated, inspired, and confident in navigating the world of Open Access.

Webinar Description

Enabling Open Access Through Agreements

Many libraries and publishers negotiate transformative agreements so that a researcher won’t have to pay an APC to get the final version of their work published Open Access. These partnerships are sometimes also referred to as transitional, Read & Publish agreements, OA agreements, and institutional agreements.

But what exactly do these agreements entail? And what role do discounts, vouchers, and waivers play in this?

Join us as we wrap up our researcher-centric webinar series with a final session where we’ll look into why OA agreements are needed and how they come about in a practical sense. The two hosts for the webinar are Publisher Relations & Business Development Manager at ChronosHub, Romy Beard, and Customer Care Specialist & Researcher, Laura Davidson. To help us uncover the topic, we’ll use examples of questions received by the ChronosHub Customer Care Team.


What you’ll gain from this session: 

  • A fundamental understanding of what an agreement is  
  • Essential insights into what the different agreements cover – including OA agreements, institutional agreements, vouchers, discounts, and waivers 
  • An understanding of why these agreements are needed, and how they come about in a practical sense 
  • Assistance as to where you can go for resources that can help you understand more about agreements in relation to your publishing journey


Head of Publisher Relations at ChronosHub
Romy Beard

Romy is specialized in the academic online publishing industry, with a focus on publisher relations. And she’s one of our key experts in Open Access publishing terms. 

Romy Beard

Customer Care Specialist & Ph.D. Student at ChronosHub
Laura Davidson

Laura has several years of experience working in Higher Education as both a lecturer and an administrator. There’s not a question she can’t answer about Open Access and our platform.

Laura Davidson

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