Report: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe

(21 March 2017) In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5), was commissioned by LIBER to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the Open Access Market and Policy Environment.

The report (pdf) is accompanied by an Annex (pdf) which contains the mid-term evaluation of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, organised by OpenAIRE. This annex will be discussed in detail in the reporting phase of the pilot, which ends on April 30th, 2017.

Building on the findings of the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, the findings form the starting point for a roadmap towards a more sustainable and competitive market.

It will be accompanied in its final form by a Roadmap document, developed with input from an expert workshop to be organised by LIBER in The Hague, on 20 April 2017. Registrations for this workshop are still open.

Key highlights of the report are here.