The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is offering a learning opportunity in the form of a free webinar titled, “The Economics and Sustainability of Open Access.”

Scheduled on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. (EST), this webinar is free and open to the public.

Open access creates many concerns and questions in the world of academic publishing. What are the economic implications? What do economically efficient models for open access look like at the moment, how do they differ between different kinds of publishers, and what might they look like in the future? What about sufficient funding streams to finance open access? How do we build sustainable models? What can we learn from other digital sectors?

This webinar is chaired by Dr Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director at the Royal Society. Different perspectives on the economics and sustainability of open access publishing will be presented and discussed by panelists Dr Rupert Gatti, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Cofounder of Open Book Publishers; Liz Ferguson, Vice President of Editorial Development at Wiley; and Claudio Aspesi, an independent consultant in the media and publishing industry.

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