March 10, 2014 | David Green, Publishing Director & Vicky Gardner, Publisher

Making the transition to open access

Publisher, Vicky Gardner, and Global Journals Publishing Director, Dr. David Green, from Taylor & Francis, recently wrote an article discussing how subscription-based publishers are making the transition to open access. Vicky presented this at the UKSG One-Day Conference, “Open Access Realities” held in London in November 2013 and the full article has been published in the March 2014 issue of Insights: the UKSG journal  and can be read here. Read the abstract below:

“To some, the publishing industry seems to move at pace measured in geological ages, especially when compared to the fast-moving digital and technology industries. Many have described how publishers were caught on the back foot by the move of open access (OA) from the fringes of publishing to the mainstream, particularly within the UK following the publication of the ‘Finch’ Report OA has had a marked influence on the publishing industry, leading publishers to reflect on current practices, to have a much more granular approach to systems and processes, and to be engaging even more than previously with other players in the publishing landscape. OA is both a strategic challenge and an opportunity. But for a publisher like Taylor & Francis with a significant number of subscription-based journals, OA creates new levels of complexity, and requires the ability to adapt to new requirements within short timeframes.”

This article was first published in Insights: the UKSG journal

To cite this article: Gardner, V and Green, D, Insights: the UKSG journal, 2014, 27(1), 32–37; DOI:

Published: March 10, 2014 | Author: David Green, Publishing Director & Vicky Gardner, Publisher | Category: Front page, News and ideas, Open Access (OA) | Tagged with: