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  • 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…

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  • Fully OA – Meeting 1, 2023

    The first meeting of the Fully OA group in 2023 took place recently, and there was plenty to discuss. We started planning out what we wanted to achieve in 2023, and topics we were interested in covering on the blog. At the front of our minds was the 20th Anniversary of the Berlin Declaration on…

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  • Supporting the OSTP memorandum “Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research”

    Response to OSTP Memo The undersigned Open Access scholarly publishers express our full support for Dr. Alondra Nelson’s United States Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum, “Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.”  The memo requires US federal granting bodies to develop and implement new policies making all taxpayer-funded scholarly…

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  • Fully OA Publishers – The Future of Open

    The Fully OA blog was born out of the OASPA Interest Group of Fully OA journal organizations. The purpose of the group was to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and, where appropriate, collaboration amongst publishers that only publish Open Access content. The aim of the group – and now of this blog –…

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  • The Fully OA agreement – an essential component of a diverse open access world

    This is a guest post by the OASPA Fully OA Journal Publishers Interest Group. The views of this group do not represent the views of the OASPA membership as a whole. Much of the recent effort to transition scholarly publishing to open access1 (OA) has focused on ‘Transformative Agreements’2 that incentivize change among subscription or mixed-model publishers3. Supporting such…

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