Guest Post — “We are ready to move forward”: A Professional Society’s Route to Open Access

The President of the American Nuclear Society explains why the Nelson Memo may cause trepidation but bring opportunity.

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Guest Post — Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) and Elsevier Conclude Negotiations for Access to ScienceDirect Journals

Ginger Williams and Posie Aagaard offer a look at the Texas Library Coalition and its new deal with Elsevier.

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Return of the Big Deal: Developments in Texas and India

New arrangements planned in Texas and India move us away from a universal transition to OA, and back towards the Big Deal.

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Some Observations from Charleston (Open Access Edition):

Thoughts on open access (OA) from the perspectives of both the publisher and library communities at the Charleston Meeting.

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Guest Post — Charleston 2022 — Finding Paths to Open Access Book Publishing

Erich van Rijn looks at the University of California’s Luminos open access books program and reviews lessons learned and what is needed for such programs to succeed.

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Innovation at eLife: An Interview with Damian Pattinson

eLife’s recent announcement that it will reinvent itself as a “service that reviews preprints” has generated much discussion over recent weeks. But what are the primary drivers and goals, and what might we all learn from this bold experiment?

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Does Scholarly Publishing Have an Innovation Problem?

Is there an entrenched stasis in scholarly communication in which the core elements of the system have not been much moved by the revolutions happening around us?

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Speculation on the Most Likely OSTP Nelson Memo Implementation Scenario and the Resulting Publisher Strategies

What is the most likely scenario for implementation of the OSTP’s Nelson Memo? And what strategies will that offer for publishers?

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Thoughts and Observations on the OSTP Responses to Our Interview Questions

Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson reflect on the OSTP’s response to their interview questions, and on some implications of those responses and of the memo itself.

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Equity, Inclusiveness, and Zero Embargo Public Access

Robert Harington considers whether open and public access models, as they have emerged so far, are delivering us to a more inequitable publishing future as we rush towards openness.

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Revisiting — Compliance: The Coming Storm

A look back at a 2015 post about approaches to improve funder policy compliance. Many of the same problems exist now as did then — are the same collaborative solutions likely to happen?

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Guest Post — Missing Revenue in the Global Flip: Getting the Open Access Math Right

A flip to open access requires a holistic view of a journal’s incoming revenue. Are there important contributions to revenue that disappear with open access, and how can those funds be replaced?

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Guest Post — The Monograph and the Mission: University of Michigan Pledges $1.2 Million to Fund Open Access Book Publishing

The University of Michigan Press discusses its burgeoning open access monograph program.

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