Published May 15, 2019 | Version v1
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Insights into the Economy of Open Scholarship: A Collection of Interviews



Following the report Knowledge Exchange Approach to Open Scholarship and in line with the recommendations resulting from the workshop Moving from Ambition to Reality, two interconnected activities have been dedicated to the Economy of Open Scholarship, one conceptual, one practical. 

The practical activity - Insights into the Economy of Open Scholarship: A Collection of Interviews - have collected examples which illustrate how pioneering initiatives set up and operate new or alternative business models in the area of Open Scholarship. 

Interviews with a selection of initiatives have been conducted to build this collection to illustrate the successes and challenges within the economy of Open Scholarship. The purpose of this practical investigation is to inform and inspire a transition to Open Scholarship. Through a collection of interviews, including highlights and currents trends, the collection displays how pioneers and early adopters of openness pave the way for unhindered access to research outputs in relation to research community needs and practices. 

Interviews have been conducted with ten selected initiatives including:

1. Open Library of Humanities (OLH) (UK): Martin Paul Eve 

2. OpenEdition (FR): Pierre Mounier 

3. Opasnet (FI): Jouni Tuomisto 

4. ASAPBio (US): Jessica Polka 

5. ScienceOpen (GER): Stephanie Dawson 

6. HRČAK (HR): Jadranka Stojanovski 

7. Helsinki University Press (HUP) (FI): Leena Kaakinen 

8. Impactstory (US): Heather Piwowar 

9. Figshare (UK): Mark Hahnel 

10. Zenodo (CH): Tim Smith

Full details of all interviews are available on the Knowledge Exchange website:


KE Insights into the Economy of Open Scholarship A collection of Interviews June 2019.pdf