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Digital Futures by Lorraine Estelle, Martyn Harrow, Martin Hall

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Chapter 2

Open Access

The Costs and Opportunities

Frank Manista and Jo Lambert,    Jisc

For research funders, scholarly publication delivers crucial public benefits: funders’ open mandates in the UK are making open access (OA) a reality. The implementation of these policies requires positive engagement from all stakeholders, in the development of new standards, workflows, best practice and cost models. Through a discussion of the costs and opportunities, this chapter will outline how authors, universities, funders and publishers can support OA implementation in order to make it a success.

Keywords

Open access; OA; Finch Report; UK higher education; funding; cost; opportunity

2.1 Introduction

Open access (OA) to the outputs of publicly funded research ...

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