Frequently asked questions about the OA transition
August 16, 2016
The OA2020 initiative for the large-scale transition to open access has added a
frequently asked questions section about the OA transition. The FAQ address the
10 most frequently expressed questions and concerns regarding the transformation
from the prevalent subscription-based publishing system to open access.
The questions include topics like
- Is an APC-based Open Access business model affordable?
- Wouldn’t the APC model be another way of giving the big commercial publishers an opportunity to consolidate their market power?
- What if publishers simply resist shifting their business models to open access?
- How does OA2020 relate to the green route to open access?
The FAQ can be found on the website on the initiative