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Training Series | Open Access: Understanding Mission, Models, and Mandates

This highly interactive workshop series will be of interest to both early-career professionals as well as those more experienced in scholarly communications who want to enhance their understanding of the latest developments in open-access publishing and their contexts in the wider academic ecosystem. Choose to attend both sessions or either session separately.

Session 1: OA 101: The Basics

Over the past two decades, Open Access publishing has evolved from an ideal into a widely accepted practice in scholarly communications. Participants in this introductory workshop will learn about the history and evolution of OA principles and practices, starting from the Budapest Open Access Initiative of 2002 through to Plan S and the recent OSTP memo, with particular emphasis on distinguishing green and gold OA. Participants will explore how these considerations impact publishing at both the article and journal level and how copyright and creative commons licenses may also be a factor in author compliance with funder mandates. 

Session 2: OA 201: The Models 

Open access publishing is funded through a variety of different models including micropayments, transformative agreements, pure publish agreements, memberships, and collective action. Participants in this workshop will learn about the various business models, their applicability in different contexts, and how they can complement one another. The workshop will also explore how these different models impact author compliance with funder mandates. 


Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Research and Teaching Professional Development in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s School of Information Sciences, European Union Center, and Center for Global Studies. She is currently the Chair of the ORCID Board and a Chef in The Scholarly Kitchen.






Sessions will be held in the Zoom platform. Participants will be asked to participate in breakout rooms. These sessions are highly interactive and discussions in breakout rooms will not be recorded. This series will not be available OnDemand. 

Registration details

Individuals can register for the full package or for either session separately. If both sessions are selected, the second session will be discounted 25 percent. You must select which session(s) you plan to attend before you proceed to checkout.