Academic-Led Publishing Day is a global digital event to foster discussions about how members of the scholarly community can develop and support academic-led publishing initiatives. Academic-Led publishing refers to scholarly publishing initiatives wherein one or more academic organisations control decisions pertaining to copyright, distribution, and publishing infrastructure.
Its aim is to create an open dialogue about academic-led publishing programs and funding models – both current and potential – and to raise awareness about the roles and capabilities of different stakeholders in this space.
How to get involved
Join the Public Forum for scholarly publishing reform towards Fair Open Access
Follow updates from the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) and volunteer to help tag relevant news items. Click “About” at the top of the page to learn how to get involved!
Show public support for Fair Open Access Principles
Learn how to launch and support academic-led journals.
Sign public statement against author-facing charges by journals
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is hosting a free webinar on February 7th at 3pm GMT – while it’s not a sleep friendly time for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere – presenters include world experts at the forefront of publishing initiatives that promote Open Access and Open Scholarship at institutions:
Paul Ayris – Chief Executive UCL Press
Kathleen Shearer – Executive Director of Confederation of Open Access Repositories
Charles Watkinson – Director, University of Michigan Press).
Catriona MacCallum Director of Open Science, Hindawi
Claire Redhead – Executive Director, OASPA (will chair the discussion).
Full details and information on how to register for the webinar can be found here.