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ChronosHub and MoreBrains Publish Position Paper

Event duration October 04, 2022

Do you think that charges associated with OA publishing are currently being managed across stakeholder groups in a transparent and trustworthy way?

That's one of the questions we asked ourselves before we embarked on a journey to learn more about the OA Management landscape.

In collaboration with MoreBrains, we developed a survey to create a shared understanding of how the transition to Open Access takes place  all in support of institutions, publishers, and funders. We wanted to explore patterns of high-level trends and identify topics for community development.

Thankfully, we received a wide range of responses. So, we wrote a paper! It was reviewed by other experts within the OA space, and now we're ready to share the results with the community and discuss it all in a one-hour webinar together with the reviewers.

Position Paper

Conducted in collaboration with MoreBrains

Download the paper "Why is managing OA so painful?”

Josh Brown, MoreBrains
Fiona McMurphy, MoreBrains
Marianne Knudsen, ChronosHub
Martin Jagerhorn, ChronosHub 

Paper reviewers

Sr Director, Information & Content Solutions at Copyright Clearance Center
Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael is the senior business director for open scholarly communications at CCC, overseeing the go-to-market strategy for solutions that support the industry in its shift to open access and open science.

Co-founder, research and strategy at MoreBrains Cooperative
Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Josh is an internationally-known open research advocate and expert, with a background in librarianship, scholarly communications and research information management. He co-founded the MoreBrains Cooperative, and works extensively on open research infrastructure and policy.

Library director at Stockholm University
Wilhelm Widmark

Wilhelm Widmark

Wilhelm Widmark is the Library Director of Stockholm University since 2012 and Senior Adviser for Open Science to the President. He has a Master of Arts in literature and a Master of Arts in Library and information science from Uppsala University. Wilhelm is active in the Open Science movement in Sweden and Europe. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Swedish Bibsam consortia and a member of the Swedish Rectors conferences Open Science group. He is also a member of EUAs Expert Group on Open Science and one of the Directors of EOSC Association.

Executive Director at cOAlition S
Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck
Executive director cOAlition S | Editor in Chief, Glossa a journal of general linguistics | MAE | Visiting Professor Leiden University. |

Senior Director at Knowledge Unlatched
Sven Fund

Sven Fund

Sven Fund is Senior Manager of Knowledge Unlatched and oable and is an open access advocate. He worked with Bertelsmann, Birkhäuser, SpringerNature, De Gruyter and is now with Wiley. Sven lives in Berlin and teaches at Humboldt University.


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