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Open Access is the New Black. Journal Transition from Subscription Model to Open Access

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Open Access is the New Black. Journal Transition from Subscription Model to Open Access

Time: October 25, 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Country: Germany
Website or Map: https://degruyter-events.webe…
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: De Gruyter
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2017

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2017 OPEN ACCESS WEEK: De Gruyter Webinar on:


25. OCTOBER, 13.00 CET


In 2014 De Gruyter converted 14 journals to OA – this webinar looks at overarching strategies for journal transition from subs to OA – including current OA publishing landscape and single factors (like managing submissions, citations and funding) that play a role during the process.  Is it worth it? Who will foot the bill? What to expect? And how to bring the EAB on board? The introductory one-hour webinar is built around three sections to allow participants to work out the flipping strategy for their publication and to timely and reasonably plan  the change.


  • Editors of subscription journals
  • Journal Editors
  • Managing Editors


PART ONE: OA is the new black. Why many traditional journals take the plunge into OA?

  • OA Journals - Key Facts and Figures
  • Open Access options (differences between Green, Gold, and Platinum)
  • Why transform  journals from subscription to OA? 
  • Funding Opportunities - mandates from major organizations​ (Author-pays and other options, Institutional Membership, Knowledge Unlatched)
  • Transformation by De Gruyter

PART TWO: Managing Change -  People. Finance. Workflows.

  • Author-Pays model  - how to learn to embrace it?
  • Communicating Change  - How the decision to transform the journal will influence key people -  EAB, authors base, reviewers
  • Authors' support – paying and non-paying authors; waivers, APCs, transition times.
  • Business model - different approaches 
  • Open Access – Three years on. What changed and what? The small triumphs and the challenges remaining.

PART THREE – No more chasing the subscription deals. It is now the new authors you’re after.

  • Boosting visibility and discoverability of contents
  • The need for a good journal/article ranking in Google
  • DOAJ
  • How to use science press rooms? Focus on articles PR.
  • OA conferences? Is it worth the hassle?

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Beata Socha – Product Manager, Open Access, DE GRUYTER

Agnieszka Bednarczyk-Drąg –Editorial Coordinator, Open Access, DE GRUYTER

Maria Hrynkiewicz – Senior Marketing Manager, Open Access, DE GRUYTER

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