100% Open Access by 2020 or disrupting the present scholarly comms landscape : you can't have both? A mid-way update

de Castro, Pablo (2017) 100% Open Access by 2020 or disrupting the present scholarly comms landscape : you can't have both? A mid-way update. In: ReConEvent 2017, 2017-06-30 - 2017-06-30, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI).

[img]
Preview
Text (deCastro-ReCon2017-100-open-access-by-2020-or-disrupting-the-present-scholarly-comms-landscape)
deCastro_ReCon2017_100_open_access_by_2020_or_disrupting_the_present_scholarly_comms_landscape.pdf
Final Published Version
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 logo

Download (2MB)| Preview

    Abstract

    With the momentum provided by research funders’ Open Access policies like HEFCE’s, Wellcome’s and RCUK’s, Open Access implementation has reached its maturity in the UK. The broad political agreement at the Amsterdam Conference last year to aim for full OA by 2020 at an EU level has added extra leverage to the attempt to progress with large-scale OA implementation across a fairly fragmented policy landscape. Even with the intrinsic contradiction between quickly reaching 100% OA and disrupting the present scholarly communications landscape, there’s a growing consensus that we’re heading towards a ‘new’ situation where Academia may regain some control over its own research output. The presentation looks into the current status of this process, examining the impact of disruptive initiatives like the Open Library of Humanities, the no-hybrid OA policies or Sci-Hub.