This third webinar of the series "Universities and the future of scholarly publishing" will look into the ins and outs of the different types of transformative agreements with large and small publishers. It will also explore their potential to flip scholarly publishing to Open Access.
The scholarly publishing sector is experiencing a transition to new forms of business models, with traditional subscription big deals being increasingly replaced with so-called transformative agreements. This is accompanied by a push through policies such as Plan S.
Building on the results of the study on future scenarios for scholarly publishing, this EUA webinar takes stock of these changes. It will focus on the risks and opportunities as the sector moves towards a combination of publishing and subscription agreements. In detail, participants will discuss the fields of diversity and competition, affordability, as well as the sustainable operation of smaller publishers. Particular attention will be paid to the implications for universities and consortia and how they can navigate the transition.
The webinar is free of charge and open to anyone interested, including all EUA members, leadership from other universities and libraries, leaders in scholarly communication and publishing and those interested in Open Access. Registrations will remain open until the start of the event.