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

Pablo de Castro

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
    EventReConEvent 2017 - Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


    ConferenceReConEvent 2017
    Abbreviated titleReCon2017
    CountryUnited Kingdom


    • open science
    • Open Access
    • scholarly communications
    • repositories
    • serials crisis
    • open scholarship

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