Heading for the Open Road: Costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly communications

Daniel Hulls1, Michael Jubb2
1Director, Cambridge Economic Policy Associates, 2Director, Research Information Network

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The speakers will provide a clear understanding of the findings and implications for publishers, authors and policy makers of the recent report on possible routes to increasing access to journal articles over the next five years – with a particular focus on transitions to ‘gold’ and interactions with ‘green.’ The paper discusses transitions for five possible scenarios (referred to in the paper as Gold, Delayed, Green, Licensing and Transactional). Although the speakers will provide an overview of the findings of all of the work, they will focus on the results and issues that arise in transitions to Gold first and its interactions with Green.