Keynote Presentation: The hows, whys and wherefores of open access production

Natasha Mellins-Cohen
Head of Publishing Operations, BioMed Central

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While we all understand the usual workflows involved in subscription journal production, Open Access brings with it its own set of complexities, from collection of Article-Processing Charges to the implications of Creative Commons licences. In this talk, Tasha will run through the flow of manuscripts through BioMed Central’s production system, including the use of XML payloads as communication tools and two-stage publication, as well as identifying and proposing solutions for some of the unique challenges associated with OA production.