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 a long history of promoting Open Access and have been working in this area for many years. We aim to share knowledge, address emerging issues, and focus on joint development within the area of Open Access publishing. Our most recent, published, work addresses; Opportunities and challenges of preprints in the research processMonitoring agreements with Open Access elements as well as the position of OA Monographs in infrastructure and policies.

During 2020, our Open Access Expert Group worked to identify and scope new topics for Knowledge Exchange to explore in 2020 and beyond and are currently working on the following new topics; Publishing Reproducible Research Output, Small Publishers and the Transition to Open Access and Alternative Publishing Platforms.

You can find out more about the Open Access Expert Group via the link at the side of this page, and more about our Open Access activities and reports, below.

Studies, Workshops and Events

Publishing Reproducible Research Output
Current work

Publishing Reproducible Research Output

We are investigating the need to make research outputs more reproducible and how infrastructures can support them

Open Access Monitoring
Recently published

Open Access Monitoring

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

Preprints – Science in real time
Recently published

Preprints – Science in real time

Preprints have become more widespread in a number of disciplines over the last few years. We investigated this phenomenon in order to explore the current place of preprints in the scholarly communication process

OA & academic books, an overview and building blocks for further development
Recently published

OA & academic books, an overview and building blocks for further development

Knowledge Exchange mapped and analysed the status of OA Books. Intensive discussions with experts resulted in a roadmap for further development

Open access monographs published by university presses in Spain
Recently published

Open access monographs published by university presses in Spain

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

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