Authors, globally, publish a large proportion of their research articles in scholarly journals that charge fees for open access. With fee-based open access publishing growing rapidly, there is increasing concern around equity.
It is important to identify the financial barriers that authors encounter and hear the challenges they face, particularly in resource-limited contexts, in order to develop actionable plans and practical mechanisms that ensure no author is limited in their opportunity to publish their accepted articles open access in the journals of their choice.
This workshop will be an opportunity for those who fund and produce research, including scientists and scholars, research administrators, libraries and library consortia, university leadership, science councils, and ministries of research and education, to better understand the current tensions in the scholarly communication landscape and explore immediate and long-term actions they each can take to ensure open access publishing.
The first in a global relay, this workshop will be held in European and African time zones.
African Association of Universities
International Science Council
Open Access 2020 Initiative
Workshop session recordings and results will be published on the OA2020 website. When attending the workshop, you consent to the use of your image, video and/or voice, as well as your input to the session discussions, in the publication of the workshop materials.