Event Title

From Lingua to Glossa: Linguistics in Fair Open Access

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Standish Room, Science Library

Start Date

26-10-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

26-10-2017 11:00 AM

Description

Johan Rooryck with be presenting from a remote location via GoToMeeting.

A description of his presentation is below:

Open Access publishing is often said to be the future of academic journals, but the actual move from a subscription model to an Open Access model is not easily achieved. The transition from Lingua to Glossa provides proof of concept that it can be done. This transition was made possible by our model of Fair Open Access, a model for flipping subscription journals to Open Access. This model has 3 main features:

  1. Discipline-based: Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA, www.lingoa.eu) helps flipping journals from subscription to Open Access Existing networks within the discipline are exploited to influence editors to flip their journal to OA. In linguistics, 4 international journals have moved to Fair Open Access. Sister organizations MathOA and PsyOA have been set up.

  2. No author-facing charges. Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles published in the flipped journals are paid by a 5-year temporary fund established by LingOA. The foundation pays for APCs during the transition from subscription to Open Access, and also covers any legal costs and advice associated with flipping the journals. APCs are kept as low as possible, and ownership of the journal lies with a learned society.

  3. Long term sustainability. After 5 years, journals join the Open Library of Humanities (OLH www.openlibhums.org), which pays for APCs through its worldwide consortium of 200 contributing libraries that pay for the APCs of flipped journals. As a result, they can abandon the subscriptions for flipped journals and pay much lower APC-contributions to OLH instead. In this way, the flip from subscription to Fair Open Access comes full circle.

Comments

Johan Rooryck (°1961, PhD, Leuven, 1987) is a professor of French linguistics at Leiden University. From 1999 to 2015, he was the executive editor of the Elsevier journal Lingua. In October 2015, Lingua was ranked 7th in Google Scholar’s h5-Index Top Publications – Humanities, Literature & Arts, and 3rd in the subsection Language & Linguistics, when its 6 editors and the 31 members making up its editorial board resigned in reaction to Elsevier’s refusal to publish Lingua under conditions of Fair Open Access. The editors and board went on to found and publish Glossa under conditions of Fair Open Access, Since April 2016, Glossa has published 140 articles, and has recently been accepted into the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

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Oct 26th, 10:00 AM Oct 26th, 11:00 AM

From Lingua to Glossa: Linguistics in Fair Open Access

Standish Room, Science Library

Johan Rooryck with be presenting from a remote location via GoToMeeting.

A description of his presentation is below:

Open Access publishing is often said to be the future of academic journals, but the actual move from a subscription model to an Open Access model is not easily achieved. The transition from Lingua to Glossa provides proof of concept that it can be done. This transition was made possible by our model of Fair Open Access, a model for flipping subscription journals to Open Access. This model has 3 main features:

  1. Discipline-based: Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA, www.lingoa.eu) helps flipping journals from subscription to Open Access Existing networks within the discipline are exploited to influence editors to flip their journal to OA. In linguistics, 4 international journals have moved to Fair Open Access. Sister organizations MathOA and PsyOA have been set up.

  2. No author-facing charges. Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles published in the flipped journals are paid by a 5-year temporary fund established by LingOA. The foundation pays for APCs during the transition from subscription to Open Access, and also covers any legal costs and advice associated with flipping the journals. APCs are kept as low as possible, and ownership of the journal lies with a learned society.

  3. Long term sustainability. After 5 years, journals join the Open Library of Humanities (OLH www.openlibhums.org), which pays for APCs through its worldwide consortium of 200 contributing libraries that pay for the APCs of flipped journals. As a result, they can abandon the subscriptions for flipped journals and pay much lower APC-contributions to OLH instead. In this way, the flip from subscription to Fair Open Access comes full circle.