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Tuesday 19 November 2019

ALPSP Networking: Transformative Agreements

Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP (map)

A discussion and networking evening for ALPSP members. 

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Chair: Deborah Dixon, Global Editorial Director, Science and Medical Journals, Oxford University Press


Plan S, developed by the European Commission in partnership with Science Europe, seeks to move to a world where all research findings are made Open Access (OA). As the number of researchers covered by Plan S-compliant funding grows, it will put pressure on the business models of many learned societies which rely their publishing programmes to generate revenue for other important activities they undertake such as hosting meetings/conferences and awarding fellowships and other grants.

As part of a partnership between ALPSP, Wellcome and UKRI, Information Power was engaged to explore a range of potential strategies and business models through which learned societies can transition to Open Access. The project, entitled Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) was completed in September and the report and toolkit, launched at the ALPSP annual conference is published here.

ALPSP is now pleased to host a panel led discussion for ALPSP members - to hear from society publishers and consortia who have set up transformative agreements - what were the key issues and how have these been addressed.  There will be plenty of time for questions and debate. 

The evening will be chaired by Deborah Dixon and the Chatham House Rule will apply.

Our speakers:

photo Kathryn Spiller Kathryn Spiller, Licensing Manager, Jisc (presentation ppt )
photo Gaynor Redvers-MuttonGaynor Redvers-Mutton, Head of Business Development and Sales, Microbiology Society
Adam Blow photoAdam Blow, Academic Sales Development Manager, Cambridge University Press


17:30 Registration, tea & coffee
18:00 Speaker Presentations
18:30 Panel Discussion
19:15 Drinks reception & Networking
20:30 Close

ALPSP Members £35.00 excl VAT.  This event is only open to members of ALPSP.

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Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Tue 19 Nov 2019
  • Tue 19 Nov 2019
  • Oxford University Press, , Oxford