Copenhagen January 12, 2022

Upcoming Webinar: Making Open Access Agreements More Transparent for Authors

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting our very first ChronosHub webinar on January 27 from 3-4 p.m. CET!  

The theme is “Open Access Agreements” and we’ve invited four guest speakers, all part of the research community, to contribute with their perspectives and experiences. Keep an eye on our channels where we’ll be introducing the speakers as we get closer to the webinar. 

Sign up and join us for an hour of inspiring OA reflections and discussions!

Increasingly, institutions, consortia, and funders sign agreements with publishers to cover the full or partial cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for their authors to publish articles in open access. According to the ESAC market watch, in 2021 over 160,000 articles were published in open access via such agreements. Title lists of eligible journals vary from agreement to agreement and don't always include all of the publisher's journals - which makes it difficult for authors to understand the exact conditions for publishing their articles open access.

In this webinar, hosted by Romy Beard, Publisher Relations and Business Development Manager at ChronosHub, we will look at four examples of how institutions and publishers present their open access agreements to authors. The webinar will last one hour and will include four short presentations followed by a discussion and time for questions.

 


Guest speakers:

Dr. Alwaleed Alkhaja, Senior Intellectual Property Librarian and Open Access Coordinator at the Qatar National Library  who will be talking about how the Qatar National Library promotes its open access agreements to affiliated authors and will share results of a survey to authors

Colleen Campbell, Team Lead for the Open Access Transition and External Affairs at the Max Planck Digital Library who will talk about how the MPDL promotes their open access agreements to their authors, via their journal finder https://oapublishing.mpdl.mpg.de/journals/ 

Christopher Pym, Senior Institutional Engagement Manager at Springer Nature who will talk about how Springer Nature promotes open access agreements to their authors and institutional and consortial 

Sybille Geisenheyner, Director of Open Science Strategy & Licensing at the American Chemical Society who will talk about how ACS Publications makes open access agreements transparent to their authors and institutional and consortial customers through the new ACS Journal Finder https://acs.chronoshub.io/?jf