Open Access

We support the growth and long term sustainability of Open Access.

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Our Open Access Expert Group aims to discover the Open Access models that are most effective in ensuring open access to scholarly and scientific information in the long term

Knowledge Exchange has been promoting OA for many years. In our OA expert group we share knowledge, adress emerging issues, and focus on joint development within the area of OA publishing. Our latest work adresses:

  • The position of OA Monographs in infrastructure and policies
  • Opportunities and challenges of preprints in the research process
  • Payment and business models for OA Journals and articles
  • Policy dependency on non-sustainable OA projects and initiatives 

Our latest work:

Lead

Karin van Grieken

Karin van Grieken

Co-lead

Christian Hagen Thomasen

Christian Hagen Thomasen

DEFF

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Studies, Workshops and Events

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Open access monographs published...

Knowledge Exchange published an English translation of the study on OA Monographs in Spain

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The Evolving Preprint Landscape

Knowledge Exchange work on preprints kicks off with an Introductory paper on the evolving...

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A defining overview on OA &...

This first-of-a-kind report from Knowledge Exchange maps the landscape for Open Access books in...

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Paying for Open Access

How are authors of journal articles paying Open Access fees or Article Processing Costs? What...

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Review of Open Access Policy...

A study to analyse the extent that OA policies are dependent on non-commercial,...

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Open Access Monitoring

Our work on the monitoring of open access across the Knowledge Exchange partner countries

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Sustainability of Open Access...

A study to improve the extent that infrastructure and content services required to support OA...

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IPR Policy and Scientific Research

A study exploring the importance of intellectual property rights in scientific research

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Open Access Success Stories

Use cases to show the Success of open access, presented in over thirty compelling stories

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OA Business Models for Research...

A study exploring OA business models from various perspectives

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The Impact of Open Access...

A study exploring the impact of open access upon users of research outputs outside research-led...

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Submission Fees - a tool in the...

A study exploring if submission fees can play a role in business models for Open Access Journals

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Journal Business Models

A briefing paper on the costs and economic benefits of journal business models

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Practical challenges in moving...

Presentations of a KE workshop at the Berlin7 conference (2009) on practical challenges of...

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Importance of Exceptions in EU...

EC to establish Exceptions to ensure free flow of knowledge in education and research

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Costs and Benefits of Open Access

A study on the economic benefits of Open Access, comparing the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark

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Journal Transition to Open Access

Research journals transition from toll access to open access explored

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Knowledge Exchange letter to the...

Advise to European Commission: list recommendations to achieve public access to publicly funded...

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EC petition for public access to...

A petition to the EC, calling to support public access to research outputs

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A Licence to Publish encourages...

A study into our belief that publicly funded research should be freely and openly available, and...

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The Open Access Expert Group

The Open Access Expert Group consists of representatives from both KE partner organisations and strategic stakeholders from the scientific infrastructure communities (e.g. data archives and libraries).

The expert group is working on the following issues:

  • Establishing a clearer idea of where strategy and policy might align among partner communities. Make a network available to exchange expert advice and opinion on issues of policy and strategy and establish dialogue and relationships with various stakeholders
  • Establishing a network of peers, informed and aware of policy implications and strategic developments of the partner organisations addressing the challenges of managing open access, with strong emphasis on sustainable business models
  • Informing the EU Commission of the Knowledge Exchange partners' views on preferred infrastructural developments and supporting the open access and open data movement.

Participants

A collaboration between

  • dfg
  • csc-it center for science
  • jisc
  • cnrs
  • surf
  • deff