Berlin 12 Conference focuses on proposal to flip subscription journals to open access

(18 December 2015) On December 8 and 9, 2015, representatives from several regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) met in Berlin, Germany, to discuss a proposal to flip subscription-based journals to open access models. The initiative is being led by the Max Planck Society, the organizer and host of the invitation-only Berlin 12 Open Access Conference. The rationale for the initiative is based on an analysis undertaken by Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), which found that a flip to open access would be possible at no financial risk, “maybe even at lower overall costs” to the system.

The full announcement with a link to a summary of the key points of the expressions of interest and a description of the discussions and concerns raised at the conference, is here.