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Concluding Conference: Open Access Monitor - DK (DEFF funded project 2017-2018)

Concluding Conference: Open Access Monitor - DK (DEFF funded project 2017-2018)

On behalf of all Danish University Libraries being involved in the 2-year DEFF-funded project Open Access Monitor - DK: Collection, documentation and administration of Open Access publication costs in Denmark,  we would very much welcome your participation in the concluding conference taking place at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Lecture Hall (Aud. A 1-01.01) on December 6 from 9:30-15:00.


The project highlights the results of monitoring the publishing ecology of Open Access and the scale of the financial resources being spent on Open Access publishing by Danish universities with a parallel look-out to similar efforts in the UK, Sweden and Norway. 


Please take a closer look at the invitation folder for an abstract of the project and the details of the final programme: 


Deadline for final registration is November 23.


We are looking forward to seeing you December 6.


With best regards,


The OAM-DK project team



Open Access Monitor project (OAM-DK) 

In a changing landscape of new Open Access modes, Denmark has adopted a so-called “green” strategy, according to which publication must be kept largely free of charge and publications must be archived in institutional repositories. 

Even so, Danish universities spend significant financial resources on Open Access publishing. Substantial fees are being paid to publish via the “golden route” in born-open journals, but also in subscription-based journals via the hybrid model. The latter is especially interesting considering the practice of double-dipping, where universities not only pay for the right-to-read (via the national e-license portfolios) but also for the right-to-publish (via publication fees). 

This raises the question of the scale of resources spent on Open Access publishing by Danish universities. This DEFF project follows similar efforts in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands, monitoring how much is being spent on golden and hybrid publishing by Danish universities. The approach has been to identify the publishing ecology of Open Access and derived financial costs. Since it is difficult to gather invoice data, an economic model has been developed to estimate the total cost of publication at Danish universities. 

Results show that expenses related to Open Access publishing in the Danish universities are increasing substantially and that monitoring efforts are required. 

An executive summary will be sent to attendees November 22

Full report will be available December 21 

Read more about the project here: bit.ly/oam-dk  

The participating institutions would like to thank DEFF: Denmarks Electronic Research Library for financial support

Image and programme folder credit: @ Rasmus Rindom Riise 

9:30 - 15:00
KUB Frederiksberg - Natur- og Sundhedsvidenskab, Dyrlægevej 10, 1870 Frederiksberg C
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Time: December 6, 2018 from 10:00-15:00

Place:  Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Lecture Hall (Aud. A 1-01.01), Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg C

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Michael Svendsen