How can Open Access be strengthened in Chemistry?

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On 30 June 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., the project, the Berlin Open Access Bureau (OABB) and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) invite you to the workshop On the Way to More Open Access in Chemistry - The Role of Libraries (translation of German title).

The workshop is aimed at OA professionals, at staff in academic libraries and infrastructure facilities as well as at subject specialists from chemistry and related fields. In the first thematic block, information will be provided on new developments in the field of Open Access. In the second block, strategies and fields of action for libraries will be presented. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to exchange views on how Open Access can be further strengthened in chemistry.

Although the implementation of Open Access in chemistry still has room for improvement, changes in the publication landscape can already be observed in many places. Scientists have more and more publication options in Gold Open Access Journals. In addition, individual models are increasingly being worked out with publishers to transform subscription-based journals into Open Access. For the subject of chemistry, too, the participation of institutions in OA contracts (e.g. DEAL) is a factor contributing to increasing OA shares. Furthermore, the developments surrounding the National Research Data Infrastructure's (NFDI) expansion, and in particular the NFDI4Chem consortium, as well as the possibility for chemists to make preprints available via ChemRxiv, play an important role. That way, both the contextual frame of and the practices in the field of publishing are changing and libraries are contributing to improving the implementation of Open Access with their services.

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