Published December 5, 2023 | Version v1
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Keynote Speech by Sarah Nouwen, Professor of International Law at European University Institute "Inclusive Open Access in academia: coming together against exclusive publishing"



Open Access is a great topic to rally around. Who can be against the idea of Open Access? But this lecture argues that Open Access is also a topic that requires us 'to come together' to specify what we actually mean by 'Open Access', differentiating between idea and modalities, to ensure that we do not enter into an Open Access world that works against its own objectives, especially equity and inclusion. Recognising the crucial role that libraries play in the shift towards Open Access, this lecture identifies some points on which more collaboration with all stakeholders is required: ensuring that scholars without access to resources or transformative agreements can continue to publish; protecting diversity in scholarly 'outputs'; resisting the 'more, more, more' incentive; reconsidering the pros and cons of hybrid journals and creating a 'post-transformation' vision that is equitable, inclusive and sustainable.


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