About Open Access publishing, business models, hybrid models and publication software.
Associations of OA publishers
- OASPA, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, represents Open Access Publishers.
Business Models in Publishing – developing OA journals
- SPARC campus-based publishing partnerships: a guide to critical issues
- JISC: Learned Society Open Access Business Models >> A key for any publisher looking to new business models is first to understand their current model and costs. As part of a study of society publishers Mary Waltham compiled a profit and loss template which will help any publisher gain a clearer understanding of the costs that they need to cover (JISC)
- Open Access Journal Business Guides >> Model business plan, and guides for launching and converting to open access (Open Society Institute)
- Sponsorships for Nonprofit Scholarly & Scientific Journals: A Guide to Defining & Negotiating Successful Sponsorships >> Raym Crow, SPARC Consulting Group. This guide [PDF] describes how nonprofit publishers can evaluate whether a corporate sponsorship program might be appropriate for their journal and, if appropriate, develop a sponsorship program as a component of the journal’s income stream.
- Overcoming Obstacles to Launching and Sustaining Non-Traditional-Publisher Open Access Journals >> August 14, 2006. Helpful advice from Charles Bailey for ‘non-traditional publishers’.
- Developing Open Access Journals: A practical guide >>An abridged online version of David Solomon’s book on developing OA journals.
Directories of OA journals
- From here to there: a proposed mechanism for transforming journals from closed to open access, Learned Publishing, pp. 163-166, 2003. >> This paper describes a scheme by which current subscription-based journals can be transformed into open access journals. Under this plan, authors are given a choice as to whether or not they were willing and able to pay a publication charge. If they are (and, of course, the paper is judged acceptable for publication following peer-review) the paper is made open access on publication. If they are unwilling or unable to pay the paper is only made available to subscribers. Over time, the proportion of authors willing to pay should increase and the publisher can begin to reduce the subscription price. Eventually, the entire journal will be open access.
- Nine questions for hybrid journal programs >> Peter Suber poses nine questions that should be asked of any hybrid journal programme.
- Article processing charges >> BioMed Central maintains a listing of article processing fees for a number of publishers and journals – both full open access and hybrid – with a focus on the biomedical field.
- Publishers with paid options for open access >> The SHERPA team have enhanced the RoMEO site with a list of publishers that offer options to pay for open access
Publishing / hosting systems
- List of Free and Open Source Software >> A listing of available free and open source journal management software packages