Wednesday 24 April 2019

ALPSP Networking: Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access & Plan S

Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN, United Kingdom (map)

A discussion and networking event for ALPSP members.

Chair: Niamh O'Connor, Journals Publishing Director PLOS and Chair-Elect, ALPSP Council


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 increases, it will put pressure on the business models of many learned societies which rely on hybrid journal publishing, not only to cover their publishing costs but to generate revenue for other important activities they undertake such as hosting meetings/conferences and awarding fellowships and other grants.

Learned societies support researchers and contribute to a vibrant research ecosystem, and so other stakeholders in this ecosystem are keen to support society publishers to adapt and thrive as they transition to Open Access and align with Plan S.

As part of a partnership between ALPSP, Wellcome and UKRI, Information Power has been engaged to explore a range of potential potential strategies and business models through which learned societies can transition to Open Access and Plan S.  The project is entitled Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) and will report on its findings in July 2019. Click here for more details.

ALPSP is pleased to host a panel discussion and networking event to update ALPSP members on the SPA-OPS project and to offer insight into ways that library consortia and society publishers can work together. Many innovative business models have emerged with the active engagement and encouragement of library consortia, who understand which models are feasible to implement and will gain the support of their membership.

The evening will be chaired by Niamh O'Connor and speakers will include Lorraine Estelle and Alicia Wise of Information Power and Liam Earney, Director of Jisc Collections.


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

Booking and registration

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

How to book

Please note that you will need to log in to your website account or register a new account before you may book a place on this event. If you have any questions about this please email Susie Brown or any of the ALPSP team.

Not an ALPSP member? Want to take advantage of the reduced member rates? Click here to find out how your organization can join ALPSP.


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 24 Apr 2019
  • Thu 25 Apr 2019
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