This week’s readings focus on open access publishing and the most interesting part of the topic for me is how to deal with author fees for open access journals. So, I found an interesting document on Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) website, An exploratory study into an intermediary service organization handling author fees on behalf of academic libraries by Anuar Shafiei MBA.
This is an Open Access publishing documents about Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) case studies that highlight various OA publishing ventures and initiatives. An online survey among their members was carried out to make an inventory of the presently used payment methods and to test an idea for a centralized payment method: an author fee clearinghouse.
The goal of this research is to study the possibility of setting up an author fees clearing organization acting on behalf of academic libraries in dealing with all Open Access publishers.
The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. Its missions are to exchange information, set standards, advance models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.
Anuar Shafiei, “An exploratory study into an intermediary service organization handling authorfees on behalf of academic libraries”, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. Web. Mar 23, 2014.