(28 Apr 2021) “Making the Future of Open Research Work” is one of the sessions held at the 3rd CHORUS Forum last week, which brought publishers, researchers, librarians, and research funders together to exchange ideas over scientific communication issues. The session focuses on the operationalization of the move to open access and the details of what it takes to experiment with a new business model. The model the community has the most experience with, the individual author paying an article-processing-charge (APC), works really well for some authors, in some subject areas, in some geographies. But it is not a universal solution to making open access work and it creates new inequities as it resolves others.
The goal in the session was to better understand how the community can come together to build shared infrastructure to make current OA experimentation easier. Speakers of the session include 3 publishers who are experimenting with different OA approaches (ACM, Annual Reviews, and PLOS), and one librarian.
You can access the recording along with the summary from the session moderator, David Crotty.