Open Access transitions for book publishers (SPA OPS 4.0)

UKRI, ALPSP, OASPA, and the British Academy have commissioned Information Power Ltd to undertake a project to assist learned societies, subject associations, and smaller specialist publishers in transitioning to Open Access (OA) models for monographs, book chapters, and edited volumes. The project aims to identify challenges, provide business planning support, and offer tools and advice.

Libraries are a key part of the OA landscape, and we would be very grateful for your help in understanding how things work currently and what could be improved.

The results will feed directly into the development of a toolkit which we hope will be of service to the whole community.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all of the following questions relate to books rather than journals.

If you would like to review the questions in advance and discuss them with your colleagues, a PDF version is available here.

Thank you very much for your help!