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UKSG 2018 Plenary - Internal conflict or growth opportunity? Publisher approaches to the OA transition - Sutton

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Internal conflict or growth opportunity: publisher approaches to the OA transition
Caroline Sutton
Taylor & Francis Group

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UKSG 2018 Plenary - Internal conflict or growth opportunity? Publisher approaches to the OA transition - Sutton

  1. 1. Internal Conflict or Growth Opportunity?: How Publishers are Transitioning to OA Caroline Sutton 9 April 2018 UKSG, Glasgow
  2. 2. Confessions of a “born again subscription publisher”
  3. 3. © Marco Verch https://www.flickr.com/photos/30478819@N08/25035699078/ CC BY 2.0
  4. 4. Readiness of Users Adoption of Innovation Curve 5 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ADiffusion_of_ideas.svg Attribution: By Rogers Everett [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  5. 5. OA at Taylor & Francis
  6. 6. 2003 Green OA policy Guidance to authors about sharing their work 2006 First hybrid journals 2012 Subscription journals first converted to full OA 2013 OA membership scheme 2013 Most T&F journals (>90%) have a gold open access option 2013 Taylor & Francis joins OASPA 2013 Launch of Cogent OA
  7. 7. 8 2013 Routledge Books Open Access 2014 T&F becomes a publisher member of DOAJ 2015 First OA offset agreements 2017 Co-Action Publishing joins Taylor & Francis Group 2017 Conversion of 20 STEM hybrid journals to full OA 2017 Dove Medical Press joins Taylor & Francis Group 2018 7 more hybrid titles become fully OA
  8. 8. 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Number of fully Open titles at Taylor & Francis – by subject area Medicine & Health Science Biological, Earth and Environmental Science Physical Sciences and Engineering Allied & Public Health Arts & Humanities Education Politics, IR & Area Studies Business, Economics and Sociology Behavioral Sciences & Social Care Geography, Information Science, Sport & Heritage
  9. 9. Modes of transition: Growth Opportunities
  10. 10. Acquisitions • Acquisitions of Dove and Co-Action in 2016 and 2017
  11. 11. Stuart Shieber Peter Suber 4 “Subscription journals have been converting or “flipping” to open access (OA) for about as long as OA has been an option.” “Publishers will never convert their hybrid journals to Open Access” “…journals would still have no incentive to switch to the full open access APC- only model”
  12. 12. Conversion • We converted 27 subscription titles to Open Access for 2017 and 2018
  13. 13. 2017 Conversion Project: Usage Jan-16 FTD Feb-16 FTD Mar-16 FTD Apr-16 FTD May-16 FTD Jul-16 FTD Jun-16 FTD Aug-16 FTD Sep-16 FTD Oct-16 FTD Nov-16 FTD Dec-16 FTD Jan-17 FTD Feb-17 FTD Mar-17 FTD Apr-17 FTD May-17 FTD Jun-17 FTDs Jul-17 FTDs Aug-17 FTDs
  14. 14. Launching New Titles 17
  15. 15. Approach to the Transition: Piloting the Models • Jisc, UK; FAK, Germany; FinELib, Finland; CDL, USA. • KEMö & FWF, Austria. • Bibsam, Sweden; Leibniz, Germany; EISZ, Hungary. • VSNU, Netherlands; Max Planck Digital Library, Germany. Subs & Discounted APC OA Offset Credit Read & Publish OA Transformational Agreement
  16. 16. Some Tension Points
  17. 17. 2017 Conversion Project: Submissions Submissions across the project fell 61% Typical journal fell by 50% Quality of submission has gone up Desk reject rate fallen by 12% 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Before After Average 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 #submissions Not rejected Desk rejected Benchmark Max
  18. 18. Institution Requirements/ Funder mandate OA automaticall y selected Correct licence applied
  19. 19. Managing Tension Points
  20. 20. Advocacy with Editors and Editorial Boards Remains Important CC0 Creative Commons
  21. 21. Data, data, data… CC0 Creative Commons
  22. 22. Thank you! @CarolineSutton

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