When transformative agreements (TAs) were introduced, open access (OA) social sciences and humanities articles were predicted to rise.
These subjects had historically found publishing OA more difficult than science subjects, due to different funding models and researcher expectations. Now that TAs have taken effect, Taylor & Francis are speaking with librarians to get their perspective on OA in SSH.
We spoke to Ralf Depping, head of research and publication support at the University of Cologne, about open access in SSH publishing at his institution…
Libraries and publishers make transformative agreements (TAs) to cut the cost of article publishing charges (APCs) for researchers. These agreements allow open access to a range of research as well as allowing researchers to continue reading subscription content.
We are responsible for the financing of open access publications, and the amount of these is steadily increasing– Ralf Depping
As part of its publishing mission, Taylor & Francis is dedicated to nurturing useful conversations and knowledge sharing between librarians.
We’re looking to share more case studies like this to open up the conversation on open access. Interested in sharing examples of cross-disciplinary publishing at your institution? We want to hear about the benefits you and researchers have found from joining transformative open access agreements. Share with us the impact open access has had on research at your institution. To tell us your story, and feature on our website, please contact [email protected].