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

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