We spoke to Valentyna Drtinova, OA specialist at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, about publishing open access in SSH at her institution.
Open access is really important when authors want to be known internationally, and they want collaborations from abroad. For this, they know they need to publish open access with a major publisher.– Valentyna Drtinova
Transformative agreements are made between libraries and publishers in order to cut the cost of article publishing charges (APCs) for researchers. The agreements allow open access to a range of research as well as allowing researchers to continue reading subscription content.