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Open access implementation pain points

Abstract
With over 17,000 fully OA journals in DOAJ, not to mention thousands more subscription journals offering OA publication as an option, open access is now firmly established. However, implementing it - especially in the light of funder mandates such as Plan S - is still more challenging than it should be. This session will look at OA pain points such as information flow, APC payments, reporting, and more. The speakers will identify some of the core problems, share some potential solutions, and invite your feedback and input on how to best tackle these challenges in the future.

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https://discourse.niso.org/t/open-access-implementation-pain-points/600
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With over 17,000 fully OA journals in DOAJ, not to mention thousands more subscription journals offering OA publication as an option, open access is now firmly established. However, implementing it - especially in the light of funder mandates such as Plan S - is still more challenging than it should be. This session will look at OA pain points such as information flow, APC payments, reporting, and more. The speakers will identify some of the core problems, share some potential solutions, and invite your feedback and input on how to best tackle these challenges in the future.
The NISO Plus conference brings people together from across the global information community to share updates and participate in conversations about our shared challenges and opportunities. The focus is on identifying concrete next steps to improve information flow and interoperability, and help solve existing and potential future problems. Please join us to help address the key issues facing our community of librarians, publishers, researchers, and more — today and tomorrow!
Arthur "AJ" Boston is a Scholarly Communication Librarian at Murray State University and coordinator for the MSU Office of Research and Creative Activity. His writings and presentations often incorporate popular culture to make scholarly communication a more accessible topic. Boston is an outgoing Library Publishing Coalition Fellow and incoming SPARC COAPI Steering Committee Member.
Josh has worked on open research projects for ARDC, CERN, Crossref, Jisc, ORCID, the University of London and others. He has explored the challenges of advancing and opening up research in partnership with funders, libraries, research institutions, policy makers and research infrastructure providers in dozens of countries on six continents (seven if you count Zealandia/Te Riu-a-Māui).A qualified librarian, Josh has explored issues in research including scholarly communications, evaluation, digital infrastructures, and research information management. He has been an independent consultant since 2019, and co-founded MoreBrains Cooperative in 2020.
Martin Jagerhorn has about 20 years of experience in business development and investments in tech companies that serve the research domain. As Head of Business Development at ChronosHub, Martin establishes new collaborations with institutions, publishers, funders and technology partners to streamline Open Access management. He has co-founded and/or invested in companies like Avedas (exited to Thomson Reuters in 2013), Zendy, Fluent, Morressier and ChronosHub, and is involved as an advisor and consultant towards many universities, publishers and funders, as well as national and international infrastructure initiatives, specifically on open access and open science.

Sara is responsible for developing PLOS' new business growth strategy by identifying and developing new business and partner opportunities focusing on libraries, institutions, societies, other publisher and service providers, and other geographies and sectors currently unexplored by PLOS.

A member of the PLOS leadership team, Sara has led the effort to build out PLOS' partnerships with institutions globally, including launching PLOS first non-APC-based business models in 2020: Flat Fees and PLOS Community Action Publishing (CAP). The doubling of PLOS international customer base in less than year was the result of extensive consultation with libraries and consortia to understand their needs and challenges during and post-COVID as well as their expectations for transparency and collaboration.

In May 2021, Sara was part of the team that launched PLOS' newest model, PLOS Global Equity, to experiment with new approaches to addressing geographic inequity for three new PLOS titles, and in September 2021, PLOS co-won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing award for the PLOS Community Action Publishing effort.

In addition to leading of the Partnerships team and collaborating cross functionally on the PLOS leadership team, she is active industry-wide as a member of the SSP Board of Directors and consults for the SPA-OPS work from Plan S and COUNTER and their work around native OA usage status.

At Digital Science Sara managed business development, sales strategy and thought leadership for Altmetric in the Americas while also taking on team lead responsibilities for these same areas with Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform.

Simone Taylor is Publisher, eBooks, at AIP Publishing, where she develops texts to meet the current needs of researchers, educators and professionals in physics and the related sciences. From a background in scientific research, Simone started her publishing career out at Elsevier, and via the National Physical Laboratory and Wiley has developed considerable international experience. Simone has a passion for helping authors maintain an archivable record of their work in the scientific literature, and is a keen advocate for improving global accessibility to published works. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Manchester, UK.