Workshop Report on Digital Transformation in Scholarly Communication
Originally conceived under the title 'Open Access 2030', this 20 and 21 November 2019 Science Europe workshop aimed to provide participants with the opportunity to brainstorm and discuss how the digital revolution and innovative models of information dissemination might challenge the current research publishing practices. Seven key points to consider were identified, along with the need for adoption from users to bring about real change in the publication process.
Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing: Accelerators and Obstacles to the Open Access Transition
‘Big Deals’ are one of the dominant but highly-disputed business models in academic publishing. The model needs to be further analysed before it can be used as an instrument to implement and increase Open Access. This workshop was as organised to trigger further expert discussions on the current business models and consider the available alternatives.