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Wednesday, July 28 • 7:00am - 9:00am
W28- Global Overview of the Scholarly Publishing Landscape: Differences Between the North and the South and Possible Consequences of Plan S

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This course will focus on the publisher-dominated scholarly publishing system in the North – subscription and open access, maintained by publisher-controlled metrics and ranking – versus the community-governed open access publishing system in Latin America, national publicly funded infrastructures in African and European countries and the society-based subscription system and governmental infrastructures in Japan and other Asian countries.. We will talk about 3 examples : AJOL, ScienceAfrique and African Continental platform The various indexing services that provide lists of quality journals will be compared and discussed.

To take the discussion of scholarly publishing systems to the next level, we will build on the “Fostering Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Communications: A Call for Action,” which calls on the community to make concerted efforts to develop strong, community-governed infrastructures that support diversity in scholarly communications (referred to as bibliodiversity). We will examine whether the Call for Action can stop the dominance of a handful of Northern publishers.

In the part of the course on Plan S, we will examine the role that Read and Publish agreements between publishers and governments or institutes play in the transformation to a 100 percent open access publishing system. (Examples Germany, Netherlands, UCLA) We will highlight the growing importance of the Rights to Retention Strategy which offers a way to publish in subscription journals and still comply with Plan S. Finally the way the Plan S journal checker tool (JCT) functions will be discussed (it is in place since late 2020)

We will finish by emphasizing the inherent dangers of Plan S-linked transformative agreements and transformative journals , l and present reasons why we think that adoption of this narrow approach in the North and other areas of the world, notably Latin America and Japan, may lead to a global publishing market again dominated by a handful of Northern publishers who will continue to make very high profits.

(All times Pacific UTC-7)
Wednesday, July. 28
7 AM–9AM: Session 1
11 PM–1AM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
7 AM–9AM: Session 2
11 PM–1AM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
7 AM–9AM: Session 3
11PM–1AM: REPEAT: Session 3

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Tom Olyhoek

Editor in Chief, DOAJ
I am a molecular microbiology researcher with ampel living and working experience in Europe and Africa. I have done research on tropical and exotic diseases like malaria, sleeping sickness and Lyme disease. Since 2012 I work on advocacy for open science and open access with OKF and... Read More →
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Miho Funamori

Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
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Iryna Kuchma

Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
Working in collaboration with libraries and library consortia in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, I advocate for open access to research results, facilitate the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provide support and... Read More →
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Kathleen Shearer

Executive Director, COAR - Conferation of Open Access Repositories

Wednesday July 28, 2021 7:00am - 9:00am PDT
W28 Classroom