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OpenAIRE workshop: Beyond APCs - Janneke Adema (Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, UK)

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"Scholar-led publishing: Scaling Small"

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BEYOND APCS: ALTERNATIVE OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING BUSINESS MODELS
Royal Library, The Hague, Netherlands
April 5th and 6th, 2018

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OpenAIRE workshop: Beyond APCs - Janneke Adema (Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, UK)

  1. 1. Scholar-led Publishing: Scaling Small Janneke Adema Centre for Postdigital Cultures Coventry University OpenAIRE Beyond APCs Workshop The Hague April 5th
  2. 2. What is sustainability? • Single model or entire system? • Commercially viable? • Short or long term? • Self-sustaining? • Sustainability for who? • For the Sciences of for the Humanities too? • Sustainable ecology?
  3. 3. Hence when the OA discussion shifts to sustainable business models, it invariably becomes a discussion about the publishing business. The implication is that what needs sustaining are the publishers themselves. (…) From the scholarly perspective, what needs sustaining is not publishers, but rather a communication system that supports its culture of inquiry. That is to say, what needs to be sustained ultimately is the culture of free critical inquiry certified by the rigors of open collaboration. David Ottina, 2013
  4. 4. http://repository.jisc.ac.uk /6666/1/changing- publishing-ecologies- report.pdf
  5. 5. Characteristics of Academic- Led Presses • Community-based and led • Open Access • Commercialisation of Scholarship • Not-for-Profit • Experimental and Multimodal Scholarship • Extension of Critical Work & Ethics of Care
  6. 6. Scaling Small • Scaling through horizontal and vertical collaborations • Working to capacity: 50 books (punctum), 30 (LSP/OBP), 5 (OHP/Mattering) • Transparency and openness about funding models and costs • Bringing down BPCs or fee-waivers • Open source software, platforms and tools • Resources and skills sharing • Experimenting with a variety of different models: - communal editing/publishing: Language Science Press and OHP - Crowd-sourcing/donations/consortia
  7. 7. Transparency on costs • Eve, Martin, ‘How much does it cost to run a small scholarly publisher?’ (2017) Martin Paul Eve https://www.martineve.com/2017/02/13/how-much-does-it- cost-to-run-a-small-scholarly-publisher/ • Gatti, Rupert, ‘Introducing Some Data to the Open Access Debate: OBP’s Business Model’ (2015) Open Book Publishers Blog https://blogs.openbookpublishers.com/introducing-some-data-to- the-open-access-debate-obps-business-model-part-one/ • Hall, Gary ‘Open Humanities Press: Funding and Organisation’ (2015) Media Gifts http://garyhall.squarespace.com/journal/2015/6/13/open- humanities-press-funding-and-organisation.html • Nordhoff, Sebastian, ‘Calculating the costs of a community-driven publisher’ (2016) Language Science Press Blog https://userblogs.fu- berlin.de/langsci-press/2016/04/18/calculating-the-costs-of-a- community-driven-publisher/ • Nordhoff, Sebastian, ‘What’s the cost of an open access book?’ (2015) Language Science Press Blog https://userblogs.fu- berlin.de/langsci-press/2015/09/29/whats-the-cost-of-an-open- access-book/
  8. 8. Scaling Small • Scaling through horizontal and vertical collaborations • Working to capacity: 50 books (punctum), 30 (LSP/OBP), 5 (OHP/Mattering) • Transparency and openness about funding models and costs • Bringing down BPCs or fee-waivers • Open source software, platforms and tools • Resource and skills sharing • Experimenting with a variety of different models: - communal editing/publishing: Language Science Press and OHP - Crowd-sourcing/donations/consortia
  9. 9. The outcome of a collaboration is rampant, unforeseeable, and always unexpected. Sometimes it may not turn out nicely, it may even be harsh, but one thing is for sure: it cannot be calculated, it has to be imagined Florian Schneider

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