Fully OA – Meeting 2, 2023

February’s meeting of the Fully OA group was also the first to be chaired by Adrian Stanley of JMIR Publications, who took over the role from Frontiers’ Stephan Kuster. Adrian joined JMIR in 2021, and is a former president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. He has been part of the Fully OA meeting since 2021.

Updates were shared from the group including:

A number of the Fully OA group members will be at the STM Annual meeting (April 26/27) in Washington DC and hope to catch up in person for the first time in 2023.

We discussed the announcement that cOAlition S confirmed the end of its financial support for Open Access publishing under transformative arrangements after 2024. You can read our previous blog on The Fully OA Agreement as a counterpoint to transformative agreements here. Also under discussion was the group’s 2023 workplan and a series of blog topics to work on over the coming year, which will include a survey of the groups’ differing approaches to “open” peer review. 

The next meeting will be on 21st March. 

Join the Conversation

The purpose of the Fully OA group is to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and, where appropriate, collaboration amongst publishers that only publish Open Access. The aim of the group is to provide unity, not by creating a single voice, but by bringing together a diversity of different voices and perspectives that share one commitment: full Open Access.

The Fully OA Group meets monthly to provide a platform for exchange and  collaboration among “fully OA” organizations. An OASPA representative regularly attends the meetings, and we welcome other organizations who might want to attend. The focus of this group is primarily to share non-confidential information, resources and projects, and to discuss matters of interest or concern to fully OA organizations, which may on occasion lead to joint actions or shared statements.If you’d like to join the group please contact the Chair.

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