Open Access

We support the growth and long term sustainability of Open Access through sharing knowledge and addressing emerging issues

KE OA Experts Oct 19

Knowledge Exchange has been promoting OA for many years. In our OA expert group we share knowledge, address emerging issues, and focus on joint development within the area of OA publishing. Our most recent, published, work addresses:

During 2020, our OA Expert Group worked to identify and scope new topics for Knowledge Exchange to explore in 2020 and beyond. We will work on the following new topics:

You can find out more about the OA Expert Group at the bottom of this page.


Karin van Grieken

Karin van Grieken


Anna Mette  Morthorst

Anna Mette Morthorst

Studies, Workshops and Events

Publishing Reproducible Research...

We are investigating the need to make research outputs more reproducible and how infrastructures...

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Open access monographs published...

Knowledge Exchange published an English translation of the study on OA Monographs in Spain

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Preprints – Science in real time

Preprints have become more widespread in a number of disciplines over the last few years. We...

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OA & academic books, an overview...

Knowledge Exchange mapped and analysed the status of OA Books. Intensive discussions with...

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Paying for Open Access

How are authors of journal articles paying Open Access fees or Article Processing Costs? What...

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Review of Open Access Policy...

A study to analyse the extent that OA policies are dependent on non-commercial,...

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Open Access Monitoring

Our work on the monitoring of open access across the Knowledge Exchange partner countries

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Sustainability of Open Access...

A study to improve the extent that infrastructure and content services required to support OA...

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IPR Policy and Scientific Research

A study exploring the importance of intellectual property rights in scientific research

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Open Access Success Stories

Use cases to show the Success of open access, presented in over thirty compelling stories

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OA Business Models for Research...

A study exploring OA business models from various perspectives

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The Impact of Open Access...

A study exploring the impact of open access upon users of research outputs outside research-led...

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Submission Fees - a tool in the...

A study exploring whether submission fees can play a role in business models for Open Access...

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Journal Business Models

A briefing paper on the costs and economic benefits of journal business models

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Practical challenges in moving...

Presentations from a KE workshop at the Berlin7 conference (2009) on the practical challenges of...

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The importance of Exceptions in...

The EC are to establish Exceptions to ensure the free flow of knowledge in education and research

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Costs and benefits of Open Access

A comparison study on the economic benefits of Open Access, within the UK, the Netherlands and...

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Journal Transition to Open Access

We explored research journals' transition from toll access to open access

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Knowledge Exchange letter to the...

Our advise to the European Commission: List recommendations to achieve public access to publicly...

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EC petition for public access to...

A petition to the EC, calling to support public access to research outputs

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A Licence to Publish encourages...

In 2006 KE issued a study on publicly funded research, including a License to Publish as open as...

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Presentations, reports and downloads

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The Open Access Expert Group

The Open Access Expert Group consists of representatives from both KE partner organisations and strategic stakeholders from the scientific infrastructure communities (e.g. data archives and libraries).

The expert group are working on the following issues:

  • Establishing a clearer idea of where strategy and policy might align among partner communities
  • Make a network available to exchange expert advice and opinion on issues of policy and strategy, and establish dialogue and relationships with various stakeholders
  • Establishing a network of peers, informed and aware of policy implications and strategic developments of the partner organisations addressing the challenges of managing open access, with strong emphasis on sustainable business models
  • Informing the EU Commission of the Knowledge Exchange partners' views on preferred infrastructural developments and supporting the open access and open data movement.

Members of our Open Access Expert Group are listed below


A collaboration between

  • dfg
  • csc-it center for science
  • jisc
  • cnrs
  • surf
  • deic