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Redux Online 2020 – Open Access: Sales – Open Access business models for books and journals

Webinar 3: Open Access: Sales – Open Access business models for books and journals

Thursday 25 June 2020 / 15:00 – 16:30 PM  (BST)

Chair: Heather Staines, Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group

When it comes to a healthy OA publishing ecosystem, diversity in business models may be key. To avoid a mere shift from reader pays to author pays system, publishers are exploring new models to make OA content sustainable on both the books and journals fronts. These include going direct to libraries with package offerings that include extras to improve reader experience, particularly around content for classrooms. Some freemium models are designed to break down the silos and functions of traditional publishing, enabling open peer review, community engagement, and multi-modal content. Building upon strong bases of support, consortium or subscriber-funded projects seek to open content, like invited review articles not suitable for APC charges, or even to flip entire disciplines. Other new initiatives see grant or government funding as the best way to get new regional projects off the ground. There will be ample opportunity for audience engagement via a live question and answer session. Questions can be submitted live during the session and we also invite pre-submitted questions below. We would appreciate these questions being submitted by Monday 22nd June to allow for questions along common themes to be collated. You can also follow the discussion using the hashtag #redux2020 on twitter. A recording of this session will be available on Cambridge Open Engage from June 2020.
For any queries please email We are grateful to all our sponsors and funders whose financial support is helping to make this possible. Sponsors include Publishers’ Licensing Services, Association of University Presses, Virtusales, Altmetric, Newgen Publishing UK, Sunrise Setting, Turpin Distribution and CPI Books.



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