Some Swedish universities have been collecting APC data for several years. This workshop gathered the ones who already work with APC data and those who want to start, to share experiences. The lessons learned included:
University libraries have seen the use for this type of data, and other stakeholders start to, but there is an explicit need for library management to make room in the organisation for this new workflow.
What is to count as publishing fees? Apart from APCs, the data gathering has shown that other fees such as color fees, page fees etc also exist. We also discussed the language checking costs, as these are probably constantly rising as more and more researchers are pushed towards publishing in English speaking channels.
Since 2017, the accounting system of universities have a new financial code for APCs. However, as with all novelties, we see that it will take some time to identify the type of costs that should be registered here (not print costs) and to have all relevant costs registered here. Some universities had estimations of about 50 % of costs registered with this new financial code.
Currency issues are old problems which will follow us into the world of paying for publishing. If this could be handled at a central level it would be of great relief to the individual universities.
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Springer Compact was the first Swedish agreement signed with the intent to offset publishing costs with subscription costs. The agreement is a pilot and the Bibsam steering committee commissioned an evaluation group to evaluate its effects throughout the agreement period (2016-07-01 – 2018-12-31).
All video recordings, slides, and posters from the conference LOA2018 are now available via OpenAccess.se. LOA2018 was arranged by the National Library of Sweden on 1 June in Stockholm and dedicated to licenses and open access, with a focus on the transition from a subscription-based to an open access publishing system. The morning sessions were held in English.
Elsevier har inte kunnat tillmötesgå Bibsamkonsortiets krav om omedelbar öppen tillgång till alla artiklar publicerade i Elseviers tidskrifter av forskare som är affilierade till konsortiets deltagande organisationer; läsrättigheter till Elseviers 1900 tidskrifter för deltagande organisationer; samt en hållbar prismodell som möjliggör en omvandling till öppen tillgång.
När sägs avtalet med Elsevier upp?
Avtalet för tidskrifter har sagts upp per den 30 juni 2018.
Swedish researchers can now publish their articles in Frontiers’ Open Access journals through a simplified process with discounted fees, thanks to a national agreement announced today between Frontiers and the National Library of Sweden (NLS), on behalf of the organisations participating in the Bibsam Consortium.
The Austrian Open Access working group, AT2OA, invited fellow groups to discuss Open Access monitoring in Vienna April 9-10. Camilla Lindelöw of the National Library of Sweden participated and reported about the work in the Swedish Open Access working groups.
On the 5th of April OpenAIRE arranged a workshop on the theme ”Beyond APCs: alternative open access publishing business models”. 50 participants attended the workshop at the Dutch Royal Library in The Hague. Annica Wentzel from National Library of Sweden, and Sofie Wennström from the Stockholm University Library, represented the Swedish Open Access working groups.