Launching Agile OA Journal Pilots to Meet New Mandates: 2021 SSP panel recording

Get the recording sent directly to your inbox!

With the introduction of more Open Access (OA) mandates in recent years, including Plan S, time is of the essence to pilot new OA journal models and find ways to streamline publishing operations to meet the latest digital content standards sustainably. But in the changing research landscape, trying to figure out the best starting points for OA initiatives and then map out journal trajectories is becoming more challenging.

How are small and medium publishers working to develop OA journal strategies in the face of so many unknowns? This recorded panel session from the 2021 SSP conference explores this question, spanning:

  • Publishers' perspectives on developing viable OA journal model pilots and examples
  • Ways publishers are using Agile project management methods to launch journal pilots more rapidly
  • The role of vendors in supporting new OA publishing models and initiatives

Meet the panelists

Beth Craanen

Assistant Director of Editorial Services

American Chemical Society

Erich van Rijn:

Director of Journals and Open Access

UC Press

Gaynor Redvers-Mutton

Head of Business Dev & Sales

Microbiology Society

Brought to you by Scholastica

Scholastica is a scholarly publishing technology solutions provider with easy-to-integrate modular software and services for every aspect of publishing academic journals — from peer review to production to hosting and discovery support. Our mission is to empower journal publishers of any size to make quality research available more efficiently and affordably in order to facilitate a sustainable research future. Over 1,000 journals across disciplines use Scholastica.