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Equity and diversity in Open Access. National and regional OA publishing platforms. Webinar. 

26th October 2021Events, Our events, Webinar
Date: 2-12-2021

When? Thursday, 2 December 2021, 3-4.30PM CET

Where? Please register here.

For whom? This webinar is open to all, including RFOs and other funders, RPO, including universities and other academic institutions, societies, infrastructure providers, OA advocates, and researchers.

It is crucial that we help community-led Open Access (OA) Diamond publishing to flourish in the coming years, also since diversity, inclusivity and equity are at the heart of this publishing model. This webinar will raise awareness of some of the community-governed, publicly-funded not-for-profit national and regional OA publishing platforms. 

In recent years we have seen a growing number of national OA publishing platforms being set up across Europe. Some countries are centralising OA publishing efforts, from well-established projects like Croatian HRCAK and the Finnish Journal.fi to newcomers like Openjournals.nl in the Netherlands. This session brings together voices from Croatia, France, Finland, the Netherlands, and Spain. Experts from these countries will talk us through their initial influences and motivations for establishing national and regional platforms. They will share their perspectives on building and running national and regional OA publishing platforms and speak to how they have evolved over time through presentations.

A panel discussion will touch upon challenges they have encountered and share the lessons they have learned when joining forces and collaborating. We will also ask them about their future plans to increase collaboration be this locally or internationally. There will be a good time for questions from the audience during a Q&A session. 

Attend this webinar and you will learn:

  • About some of the existing community-governed, publicly-funded not-for-profit national and regional OA publishing platforms are already set up in Europe
  • Which opportunities and challenges come with setting up a national or regional OA platform and collaborating with smaller publishers
  • What the best practices for national and regional OA platforms are, as seen by experienced experts in the field

Please join us! Register here.

For questions please contact info@sparceurope.org