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OA negotiations with publishers

LIBER's 5 Open Access principles for negotiations with publishers

LIBER, Europe’s leading association of research libraries, has produced five principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers:

  1. Licensing and Open Access go Hand-in-Hand
  2. No Open Access, No Price Increase
  3. Transparency for Licensing Deals: No Non-Disclosure
  4. Keep Access Sustainable 
  5. Usage Reports Should Include Open Access

Fair Open Access Principles

The Fair Open Access Alliance includes members such as Open Library of Humanities, MathOA, and the Center for Open Science and aims "to help transform the conventions of scholarly publishing, and return control of the publication process to the scholarly community". The Alliance has published a set of Fair Open Access Principles to provide guidance on open access publishing.