Community of Practice

Community of Practice for Negotiating and Implementing OA and Transformative Agreements

The OA2020 Community of Practice was established to expand the shared knowledge and implementation of OA (open access) and transformative agreement principles and mechanisms.

The number of new open access and transformative agreements is rapidly growing, yet an understanding of how they work is far from universal.  Mutual exchanges of ideas, tactics, and a deeper knowledge of the current and potential models will foster opportunities for open access publishing on a larger scale. 

Experienced OA and transformative agreement pioneers share their experiences and approaches and collaboratively address emerging issues and models. Collectively, the Community discusses such topics as the importance of data analysis in agreements, faculty and institutional buy-in, and the impact of shifting funding models and workflows into open access.

All are welcome to participate.

May 27, 2021 Meeting: Transformative Agreements and Institutional Open Access Policies, Principles, and Strategies

Thursday, May 27, 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time

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In March 2021 the University of California announced a four-year transformative agreement with Elsevier covering reading access and open-access publishing for UC authors. While there continues to be significant discussion over the merits of UC’s approach, one aspect of this agreement that has not been widely discussed is how it relates to UC’s open access policies for research articles written by anyone employed by UC.

Given the great interest in UC’s agreement and policies, this event will focus on helping attendees understand the mechanics of UC’s approach to furthering open access to scholarship. Ellen Finnie, Open Access Publisher Agreements Manager for the UC Office of Scholarly Communication, will provide a brief presentation on the interaction of the transformative agreement and UC’s OA policies, principles, and strategies, followed by plenty of time for discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by the OA2020 US Working Group and Community of Practice and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI). All are welcome to attend.

March 8, 2021 Meeting: Business models and transition mechanisms in open access and transformative agreements (part 2)

This was the second in a two part series focusing on open access business models. Each call in the two part series featured three publisher representatives who described the importance of central (library-publisher) agreements for open access publishing, the mechanics of the business models they are adopting, how they arrived at the model, and progress to date.

Our speakers for Part 2 were:

  • Malavika Legge, Director of Publishing, Biochemical Society | Portland Press
  • David Fisher, VP, Research Sales, Americas & Global Sales Partnerships, Wiley
  • Scott Delman, ACM Director of Publications, Assoc. Computing Machinery

January 19, 2021 Meeting: Business models and transition mechanisms in open access and transformative agreements (part 1)

This was the first in a two part series focusing on open access business models. Each call in the two part series featured three publisher representatives who described the importance of central (library-publisher) agreements for open access publishing, the mechanics of the business models they are adopting, how they arrived at the model, and progress to date.

Our speakers for Part 1 were:

  • Sara Rouhi, Director of Strategic Partnerships, PLOS
  • John Edwards, Open Research Sales Manager, Cambridge University Press
  • Richard Gallagher, President and Editor-In-Chief, Annual Reviews

October 20, 2020 Pre-conference Workshop at the 2020 Charleston Conference: How to successfully negotiate and implement transformative and central open access publishing agreements

Presented by: Colleen Campbell, Mat Willmott, Curtis Brundy, Mike Hawthorne, and Cheryl Ball

September 30, 2020 Meeting: Stakeholder alignment in preparation for negotiating open access agreements

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July 10, 2020 Meeting: How to gather, analyze and use publication data for negotiating open access agreements

May 14, 2020 Meeting: Negotiating and Implementing OA and Transformative Agreements