EU-workshop over Alternatieve Open Access Publishing Models – Brussel, 12 oktober 2015

Ondanks een ongelukkige samenloop met de Frankfurter Buchmesse 2015 attenderen wij de wetenschappelijke MVW-uitgevers graag op onderstaande uitnodiging van de Europese Commissie voor een workshop over ‘Alternative Open Access Publishing Models’ op 12 oktober 2015.

Het aantal plaatsen is beperkt; aanmeldingen worden behandeld op volgorde van binnenkomst.

Praktische details vindt u in de uitnodiging.

*** The European Commission is holding a Workshop on Alternative Open Access Publishing Models on 12 October 2015 in Brussels, 9:00-18:00 ***


The EU and many other research funders now mandate open access to scientific publications resulting from public funding. One of the central implementation issues is the search for sustainable models supporting a transition to open access. Currently, the most commonly discussed models are green open access and gold open access based on author processing charges (APCs). These models each have their pros and cons, but are not the only possibilities. New models are now emerging that could optimise existing arrangements and put forward new ones. During the current transition period towards universal open access, the European Commission wishes to collect information about alternative and new open access publishing models. This workshop aims to collect information and reflect on each of the models presented. The following questions about new open access publishing models are central to the workshop:

  • How alternative open access publishing model work?
  • Why were theses models chosen and how have they evolved?
  • What works well in these models? What challenges still need to be dealt with?
  • What model(s) should the European Commission support and/or adopt for open access in Horizon 2020 and why?
  • What model(s) would make sense for Europe as a whole and science globally?


Participation in this event is on a first-come first-served basis. In addition, in the case of oversubscription, the European Commission reserves the right to select participants in order to ensure balanced representation of all stakeholders.

To express your interest in participating in the workshop on Alternative Open Access Publishing Models, please send an e-mail to mentioning your name, affiliation, and how you are engaged with the topic of alternative open access publishing models.