1. Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum (BSPF)

Im Fokus der Veranstaltung „1st Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum“ steht der Dialog mit der Gesellschaft. Gesucht werden im gemeinsamen Gespräch nachhaltige Lösungen für einen erfolgreichen Wechsel zu Open Access. Dabei geht es insbesondere auch um die Herausforderungen, die so ein Wechsel mit sich bringt. Organisiert wird das Event von der University of Basel und der MDPI Sustainability Foundation.

University of Basel , Schweiz

Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by an international consortium of research funders, named cOAlition S. Plan S requires that, as of 2021, all scientific publications resulting from public funding is published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. While the principles and implementation guidelines have been clearly stated and updated recently, many concerns were raised, especially concerning the stability of the evaluation system and the stability of the research ecosystem.

At the center of these concerns are Learned societies which often strongly rely on publishing revenues to ensure the viability of all the activities done for their scientific communities. This dialog day aims to bring together representatives of Learned Societies to hear from them and understand the challenges that they are facing to transition/flip their journals to Open Access.

After getting the big picture from representatives of cOAlition S, there will be open discussions with a broad range of stakeholders, including various publishers and publishing platforms. This will be a unique opportunity to share with and learn from other learned societies and help each Learned Society face its own challenges and identify sustainable and scalable solutions for successful Open Access transition.

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