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Talk given at the Library Publishing Forum, Minneapolis, May 23rd 2018

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  1. 1. || @ubiquitypress Researcher-led, spun out of UCL in 2012 … to be commercially viable to compete effectively with large publishers … to be able to grow and build a top team, independently of funding Privately-owned, for-profit: Over 30 partner presses and libraries
  2. 2. || @ubiquitypress 100% OPEN ACCESS 100% OPEN SOURCE Community Charter NO EXCLUSIVE BUNDLING
  3. 3. || @ubiquitypress Personal experience The large legacy publishers do not operate in the public interest. 1. As an employee of a legacy publisher 2. As a researcher at a university 3. As an open publisher This perspective comes from three sources:
  4. 4. || @ubiquitypress The Social Contract of Academia • Validation • Dissemination • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Data, software, hardware, wetware… • Results Source: Unconditionally Open
  5. 5. || @ubiquitypress Open Source at Our Core PubSweet = no platform lock-in + ++ Journals Books Repositories Conferences Presses = no contract lock-in
  6. 6. || @ubiquitypress Institutional customers Must demonstrate community values and provide guarantees Determine who we will integrate and work with STEERING BOARD Verify that charter is upheld in significant investment or acquisition PARTNERSHIP RULES Community Driven