How Do We Move the Goal of Open Access from Concept to Reality?
This session will look at the current state of the transition to Open Access and the constraints different market players are experiencing, and will consider what is needed to see a marked increase in the number of research papers and books published Open Access. Recent data released by Springer Nature shows that where the ‘market’ conditions are right, open access is accounting for up to 90% of a country’s research output. The panel will explore the OA workflow from a publisher perspective, market trends, and the influence and impact of funder and institutional policies on both of these, as well as different regional approaches to OA more generally. It will challenge participants to think about what is not being done now that needs to be and whether different solutions are needed for research intensive markets or indeed different regions and or subject disciplines.